It's hard for me to believe that there are people who actually get upset over how another person collects a freakin toy! I personally love afa, not cause I'm stupid and can't judge for myself what kind of condition its in but it displays very nice and helps on the preservation of the toy, especially when its vintage. I mean, in 20+ more years, the vintage line is going to be 50 years old. I don't want my factory sealed skystriker being ripped open by some 5 year old kid who found it displayed in my office.
I actually talked to a guy whos kid ripped open his misb night raven once. It would be a lot harder to do in an afa casing. There are lots of benifits for afa. I don't think there are as many haters as we think.