The Elves in this game have very human looking faces, so the actual difference between full Elf and half Elf is more subtle than it should be.
It's in the ears, which are less pointy, and half elves can have facial hair (sadly, wish my Drow could have sexy stubble).
For one I'm glad elves in this game don't look like malnourished giraffes or some former child of Mother Teresa. Some of us enjoy handsome races.
You guys can have the dwarves and halflings for ugly alongside the Betty Spaghetti noodle-yankis.