Im pretty sure the excitement is around the new animations.
I understand that some people don't care much about the looks and movement of their characters, but why do some of you feel the need to take away the enjoyment from those who do care?
seeing my blood elf paladin in glorious armor set with new models. do i NEED more reasons?
Models are meh. So much time and resources spent on something that offers so little to gameplay.
The models in GW2, SWTOR, Rift, D3, Tera all blow wow's away. but the gameplay is either = or meh.
Models just spice things up but offer no gameplay value. Think of all the other things they could possibly spend that time and money on instead of something that isn't going to effect the gameplay.
I think from a marketing point, that the game is not dead or dying, it will be a better draw to new players if the aesthetics are better.
Besides I'd rather have my RP characters look better as I do see them up close often.
Not everyone zooms out. I have helmets and cloaks hidden on every character i have, I would hide tabards if i could.
Graphics do matter.
I always have 'show helm' unchecked or am wearing a headpiece that shows my full head so for people like me the new models will be very noticeable even with gear.
But suuuure, if you want updated models go right ahead and rob everyone else of all these awesome things that would totally have happened if it wasn't for models!
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. - Abraham Lincoln