That's GG's statue of Malgus, right? Saw some close up pics of it and man, am I disappointed. Well, not just after seeing the close ups, but the statue just is disappointing for me. He looks way too slick and the headsculpt looks just weird. The wrinkles look way off and the Sith (read: Goth) make up on the eyes is too thick.
Any of you follow Sithfire's work? If not, check out his version so far of Malgus over here
(scroll way down and you'll see him). And that's 4" of detailed madness.... Imho much better than the statue.
On the game: huge pass for me, because I am so not into MMORPGS (did I spell that right?). The trailers though. Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. It's what TCW should've been. Not that I hate TCW, I watch every episode, but still.
I do have confidence in the whole LA/Bioware collaboration though. It should and hopefully will work. It's just not my type of game.
As for the look and feel: yeah it's all about recognition for the masses. I like my Old Republic really old and obscure. Like Tales of the Jedi. That's what the Old Republic is for me.