Aug 27th 2011 5:36AM How about a competition? There is plenty of talent out there. Offer a (generous) flat sum per model that they do use.
And it cant be hard to code an option to use old models for those who have grown attached to them. If there is a will there is a way.
Maybe its a tad more complicated than that. But if they really wanted, it could be done. Is there any art that matters more than the models and animations of our characters?