I know I know "you and whose army". But here goes anyway.
- Eyes don't look like that. And setting them so far apart, to make a character look neotenic (look it up), makes the character look like they have Downs syndrom.
- Not every chin is pointy. I don't know who could like that, anywhere, and it looks dangerous in the sack. Let's put it like this: The official Sex Symbol in the USA is supposed to be a tall thin blonde, right? So then they actually do a survey of whether males would rather sleep with Wilma Flintstone or Betty Rubble, and Betty (a hairy brunette) won. Of course this could be because Wilma resembles a chinless librarian, while Betty is probably a hardbody like Mary Lou Retton, but the point remains that people like different types, and different nuances within those types. Teaching an entire population to respond to only one type, to simplify the mass-production of that type, is a cheap trick inviting competition. Good thing the retail channels are all sewn up.
- Eyes do NOT look like that. Did I say that already?
- When people talk, their chin moves. Oh, yeah, and they also change their face and posture with the inflections.
- When people talk in profile, they don't talk out the side of their mouth for no apparent reason (modulo simplifying the rendering). Sometimes you can see their teeth.
- In my experience, people take their glasses off when they make out. But, again, tastes may vary...
- Not everyone stands around with the same expression on their face (usually timorous anticipation), regardless whether they are watching a baby bird take its first flight, the world's most boring history professor, or a nuclear holocaust. Maybe this effect just represents re-using cells.
- When people grimace, exclaim, shout, or yelp, their face does not turn into an ideoglyph of shouting. Rendering such an expression, in anatomically correct detail but with just a little distortion to indicate what the specific emotion feels like, would be much more effective for only a little more work. Be original - actually match Parent Nature here!
- Nobody has exactly the same attitude & response to food, drugs, sports, sex, money, politics, homework, or collectibles. Setting up an audience's expectations, and utterly violating them, can be much more effective than maintaining a constant level of predictability.