I'm assuming FFG have made corrections to the post. I'm sure it was announced initially as an 'operative' expansion, not a commander. Had this been the case, it would not be just an alternate sculpt. It seems they meant to say Commander all along, in which case, I'm fine with it. I still have bad memories of other companies where the LE and Prize additions to the game were considerably stronger than the standard units, hence the (perhaps knee-jerk) reaction.
If the operative version of Obi Wan is coming, same cards but a more standard sculpt, then this is marginally ok. If not, it's bound to cause bad feelings and negative attitudes towards the game and company. IMHO of course.