I don't know if this has been talked about before but I thought it worth a try to talk about. What would you guys think of seeing an anime version of your characters as an avatar (similar to any other final fantasy game out there)? It sounds kind of difficult to see being implemented, but then I saw this video of the upcoming fire emblem game:
As you can see, the characters avatar is changing as you select your character's features. How awesome would that be! And imagine a party UI similar to FFX's. I always thought that interface was amazing.