If you were worried about how the Xbox 360 avatar creation system was going to work, don't fret. Major Nelson has made this video showing us what we can expect when the fall update hits. It actually looks really solid with some very amusing animations. Now the only question is when can we expect to be making Mii's quirky representations of ourselves? Something tells me it might be in November, but hey, you never know. NXE - What you need to know: Avatars
At this point, we all know they're ripping off Nintendo. It's old news. It's an old argument. You shouldn't care anymore, and if you do, there is no reason to go on and on about it...because we ALL already know.
You can turn it off. You don't have to look at it. You either like it or you don't. Personally, I'll just be sticking with my gamer picture...but eventually, who knows, I might give it a try.
In my opinion, I think think these actually look a bit nicer than the Miis. They have more depth, they seem a little more life-like and less like they were cut out of paper. It's sort of like a jump from cartoon to claymation. As I see it, if you're gonna rip someone off, at least make it just as good or better than what they've done. Looks like they've made it at least as good, so there you go.