I don't think that the Duffy in Disney stores is going to be a lesser quality, cheaper version of Duffy. I think it is going to be the same Duffy that you get in the parks. That's what they did with DisneyStore.com.
And who knows what is going to happen with Disney Channel. We don't know what they are going to do. Duffy may just be making appearances. I can't imagine that he would have his own show. What would they do? (The more I think about this the more I cringe, I can't stand Duffy being treated like a child. No offense to anyone out there but seeing Duffy in diapers creeps me out! My Duffy's and Shellie May's are not children to me, but pals/friends.)
But I think we can all agree 1) We don't want Duffy to be dumbed down. 2) We don't want quality to decrease. 3) We'd like to see higher quality and quantity of items, clothing, accessories, etc. 4) We would like to see TDS quality of Duffy experiences in the parks.
(Having cardboard cut outs on sticks that kids can decorate does not cut it!)
So, maybe we should all start flooding the Disney company with emails about our concerns (although I don't know where to send them). Wouldn't it be nice if they actually listened to the fans for once?