Not to be a party pooper, but Square Enix could've given us something a little more meaningful...
I mean, it's great that we get to actually customize our characters in XIV, but it's nearly 2010 and plenty of MMORPGs have had options for skin tone, scars/tattoos, weight, height, etc. It's kind of depressing that they even think these features are worthy of being shown off at this point
Some players like Aesthetics more than others.
That doesn't mean it's bad information, it's just not the kind of information your interested in.
I'd like to think they're showing us this less to tout the wonderful innovation and more to get some kind of marketing value from it before Beta hits. Typically, the nitty gritties on Character Creation is some of the first information leaked.
I'm a huge fan of Aesthetics, and even I'm not too concerned about how vast the selection of facial tweaks is. Really, at the end of the day, you don't see things like scars in your day-to-day gaming. Your typically seeing your character's back and sides from a fair distance. How much you can customize your Armor is what's really going to get me excited. If SE does a 'meh' offering for character customization but pulls off something really innovative for armor customization, I'd be a happy camper.