Honestly I do see that logic though, while they are often different shades of the same color they essentially all look the same. Whereas all those Alien henchman look unique in their own way, which is why I really dig the few EU Pilots we got. Oh and that Mon Cal A-Wing Pilot was nice too!There is a certain subset on here (cough- Jabba's Palace fans -cough) that believe "generic humans" in orange flight suits are the most boring figures ever.
I think what does it is that the Pilots flight suits are all orange or green while the henchman characters have all manner of garb adorned. That certainly doesn't make me hate them as I have 20-30 or so Pilots and still want more. Merrick may very well be he one I never get though.