Ok, i was making my game (just like almost everyone here, i supose), and i decided that i could use some plugins:
Battle engine core
action sequence pack
i watched some tutorials and downladed the plugins. then i made some battle moves that i saw in a tutorial, using battle aengine...
If the new RPG Maker's character generator produces full busts and can match the art styles of previous RPG Makers, that might be a big incentive to buy it. An easier way to craft custom map tile sheets though would probably be an even bigger game changer.