Dude, I'm only gonna tell you this once before I completely demolish you for being a short-sighted nitwit: Read the manga. It's superior to the anime in every way. And claiming that you're an "anime person" is a lame excuse.
I believe the term "over-used," as you so eloquently put it, is more akin to what you're referring to. Overrating something implies a critical reaction to the consumer of the product.
I was trying to imply that the characters are over-used , however it is also true what Airflow say, even thought it is not in most (not all) of the WCF collectors interest to have a Luffy on every set or repeated figures when they could for example have released a unreleased character in figure before.
I understand that you guys love Manga and think it's superior to anime and all that, however I am basing my point about One Piece solely on the Anime in comparison with other animes as well ( not other manga etc). So I believe in that aspect my point is valid, eitherway I am not bashin OP , I am actually praising it, so not sure why all the disagreement with my POV.
Grabbing a small book with a bunch of OP pictures and dialogue on each pannel , following comic book style but called Manga, it is VERY DIFFERENT from actually sitting on a Pc / couch or laying down in bed watching OP anime with sound and all. I am not too much of a book fan unless is from Univeristy or other than cartoons/manga. So I think I am in all my right to be just in the anime and still be a One Piece fan. I believe that bashing at someone and even going further as saying is not a OP fan just because that person likes animation instead of manga is not fair and not a valid point. Particularly because they both different things that revolve around the same origin. For example people who likes books and people who rather watch movies, totally completely two different types of people and collectors for all that matters but they both can like The Exorcist (for example, which was a book made in to a movie) and not because one like the book more or the movie more makes the other person better.
I don't think claiming to be an anime person is a lame excuse. I could been someone never introduced to manga and still if I watch the anime everyday I can know a ton of stuff about the series. It is like people who read newspaper and other who rather watch CNN they both informed and seeing the same news (in most cases) just different format.