I agree almost whole heartedly, eth123. Mapping faces onto characters would be pretty lame. Maybe if WiiConnect24 has a true profile system, rather than friend codes, it might be nice to be able to take a picture of yourself and put it on the profile, although this could be bad aswell because I'm guessing people's faces wouldn't be the only thing they'd take a picture of.
If Nintendo continues to update the character roster with new characters, this game would have a ton of replay value. As for user created characters, I'm not sure but perhaps user voted-on content? What I mean by this is maybe every 3-4 months, there would be 5 new characters created by Nintendo to choose from and players would vote for which they wanted the most. I don't mean they would create these characters and then have a vote, but just put up 5 characters that aren't in the game and the top two would then go into production. They could be free additions or for like $10 they would be downloaded to Wii.
Um, just wondering, what do you mean by "a dropdown list for those." I know you mean the fan-made characters, but do you mean they would be seperate from the Nintendo-created characters, or you could only use them against other user-created characters? Also, while I could see fans designing characters, how would they create the moves, some of which might be very complex?
Great ideas; really great.