My main issue was that everything happened too quickly in the setup. The "we're getting married" after the ball was the way everything in the movie happened until the big conflict erupted. And there was no reason whatsoever for the snowman character. And the whole reason for the conflict in the first place was parents following poorly-worded advice in the worst possible way, which led to an orphaned girl continuing their policies that could only lead to disaster. The advice was essentially "You must learn to control this - fear is your enemy." And their reaction was "Never use this. Let it ball up inside of you and be afraid of what would happen if you ever let it out."
Saw Snow White and the Huntsman yesterday night. Supremely stupid movie with just one or two redeeming ideas. The dark forest was genuinely creepy. Somehow not using actual dwarves as the dwarves works out far less well in this than it does in LotR, and little people actors noticed (and were pissed). And as others have noted, there is no world in which Kristen Stewart has ever been or ever will be "fairer" than Charlize Theron.