I don't get the hate over the new artstyle. Darkspawn look different but more menacing, IMO. The human characters in Origins were FUGLY. They all looked malnourished or anorexic with a few exemptions.
I agree. The new character models don't look a world better and don't approach mass effect, etc but they are nicer than DA1.
I always thought that too about the DA characters with their hollow cheeks.
On the whole I like the look of DA2, so far.