I guess you haven't seen a modern video game? The update is far far behind what's in new games. If people care about graphics they won't play wow anyway.
Your selective reading missed 'as much as it can'. Keep complaining though. No one cares. I hope they personally remove polygons from your character in order to make mine higher. Sorta like the creation myth of a rib from Adam to make Eve, only this time it's from someone complaining to cause drama to someone who appreciates being thrown a bone (PUN INTENDED).
That last line is especially true for me. I raid a lot, on a couple characters (mostly main... sometimes alt.) When I'm not raiding, I don't really have much else to do... So I'm usually sitting around in Shrine, and a lot of the time I do just zoom in, and spin around my character and look at it. Mostly out of boredom, but even so, I think a lot of people underestimate how much they actually see their characters.
I do this a lot, too. There's always a time when you're standing around, waiting, doing nothing.
You have a point when you say we'll just put armor over it, but they're also making more detailed movements for every character. We'll also see all NPCs getting the new model, so we'll see them a lot, and some players hide the helm, so they can see the head of their character. They'll not see it all the time, as they're fighting a lot, but don't you ever turn around the camera and look at your character for a bit, especially when you get new armor or when you're bored?
Yes I look at my character if I'm waiting for que or whatever. I transmog all my gear and never wear my helm. But in all honesty how much is it really gonna change? Great, the new female humans has abs and kneecaps. Cant see them anyways with a bp and pants on. New face? Sure looks nice but you have to zoom in pretty damn close to see the features. How long do you guys sit and stare at your avatar at that close of a distance anyways? Do you play the game that way? If you do, how do you do how the hell do you see anything going on around you?
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.
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?
Because the people making the new models could totally have made like a million super awesome raids and dungeons and they could have perfectly balanced pvp and removed cash shop and brought back vanilla wow servers and made epics epic again and made warlock and shaman tanks and made a bunch of new classes and new races.
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!
Again, look at the front page, they BARELY look different. It's a waste of time at the expense of real content. It's not worth it. It's cataclysm all over again.
Your comments really make you sound like the most obtuse and dull person of all time. Barely different? Do you even have eyes? Do you even look at anything? And is it in some way sexually arousing to be miserable and a party pooper? Some people are just ... brrr.