Speaking of which, if I do decide on Battlelore, is there a difference in quality of the components, particularly the figures (I heard some came bent in the DOW days) and board and tiles? I know the cards will be top notch from FFG, but since I have had experience with warped boards from another FFG game, Tide of Iron, I just want to hear (or read in this case) from someone who has had experience with both the DOW and FFG versions.
There is no "dow" vs. "ffg" version. If it was released before Heroes, it is DOW - base game through the Troll expansion. Heroes and beyond are purely FFG. At some point FFG will probably go back and reprint all the old expansions but haven't heard anything.
The bend on the figures is a common problem and a hot bath will fix that. The other components are top notch.