LEGO (or TLC if you prefer) has stated that the low quality Minifigures in the accessory and collection series has been brought back to standard set quality, so these will likely be the improved versions.
I wonder if they will have those sharp corner shoulders of many/all 2010 figures.
The classic Town pigtail hair and the belly-button actress from Studios are the ones I am most happy about. The Forest Babe is just ridiculous looking, but I can't wait to get one from this set also. As far as White Ninja Chicks go, I found a clearance bin at an Albertson's store in CA and snapped up a horde for a $1 each from the impulse range, so I ain't hurtin' at all for that one, but who'd say no to a white ninja clan or a custom Storm Shadow?
2010 is the true year of the Minifigure.
There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. -Willy Wonka, 1971-