I just read this and am now weighing the decision to cancel my order with Amazon. I pre-ordered the special edition with the phaser but as much as I do want that phaser, I am seriously pissed at not getting all the extras. For the price they are charging it's pretty friggin' ridiculous.
I just cancelled by preorder too. The movie was good, but definitely not worth $80 for a release they've thrown together as a means of ripping off fans. I may pick up the phaser separately (it's been available for years, so it's easily available on ebay) and if I want to watch the film I'll get it through other means, unless they release an edition with the complete set of features.
I just cancelled my preorder as well. I am disappointed to have had to do so, but I am really pissed at this fuckery.