Same!!! Yeah I'm sure you felt the same- that being a visual person the old models just weren't doing it for me anymore. Even with an overactive imagination. But It's SO EXCITING. Refreshes it. The expressions will be SO COOL. I hope they get more bad ass and interesting facial features.
Yeah, I think the overly stylised design of the characters and environment allowed WoW to age really well in comparison to a lot of other games created at the same time, but with the updates to environments, new NPCs and new races, it's definitely past time to get all the old models revamped. It ought to breathe new life into a lot of character choices that were overlooked before just because the low poly didn't work very well for them. Maybe female trolls will get more than one passable face this time!