I agree about the Disney stores. They are nothing like what they use to be! They do seem to be more of a big toy store now.
And I also agree about Limited Time Magic. At least in WDW, they are not doing much to draw me in. I'm gonna be there anyway, so I just end up taking part anyway.
The more I think about it, I'm not sure I like the Disney Store idea with Duffy. At least in the parks the cast members are there who can tell people about Duffy. I've met so many cast members who just LOVE Duffy (and Shellie May)! And he's not just another bear!
Higher ups in big companies like Disney are just looking at one thing, the bottom line. Unfortunately, I don't think that's going to change. We the fans just have to hope that things don't take a turn for the worst. At least they are trying and not just letting Duffy fall to the wayside.