Thanks for all the input people :) All suggestions will be considered.
So far it seems people favor choices, no surprise there, but not too many. (4-6 chars is winning so far)
There was a strong preference for a-typical fantasy so we can aim for that and 5 simple skills seemed to be a popular option.
I was thinking of putting in some move timing button pushing to enhance abilities alla super mario RPG/Paper Mario but time will tell what crazy combo move scheme I cook up. Anyways I made the terrain look nicer so I'll plop a pic of it here but still need to do lots of work (Obviously) Anton needs to get me a underwater side texture and another one and I like to guilt him into doing things so heres the pic. :) (jk Anton plz don't kill me)
I particularly liked the gameplay suggestions. We may put in soem steampunk elements and stuff, also the "agro" idea is facinating as I have never seen a non-mmo do this well. hmm.
Btw click on the picture to see it bigger.