Quoting Androctonid -
Ah, yes, you get to use pieces (Imperial V-Wing cockpit canopy) before the rest of us know they exist. I have GOT to be a LEGO model designer.
At work yeah (I'm using 2012 parts already!) but not for my MOCs. I make those at home and I have to buy sets just like everyone else, and the V-Wing probably won't be in the staff shop until March, so I bought this full price during the Christmas holidays.