I accept artistic license when it comes to how elves are portrayed.
lol, you know, I remember being young and reading my first Forgotten Realms novel, which was Spellfire, by Ed Greenwood. The book mentioned elves, and the whole time I had pictured in my head little Keebler elves. It took me a while to figure out they were different.
I think it's fine to have different interpretations, and I think it's nice that artists get to explore different looks.
There's actually a passage in the Dragonlance book by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman that refer to dark elves having facial hair... even though you'd think those books would know better, especially considering how Tanis Half-Elven had a beard as a sort of representation of his human side.
For me, the only important thing in terms of BG3 is whether or not I find the faces appealing. Either attractive or full of character. And--again, at least for me--a lot of the faces fail that test. Not just the elves, but all the male human faces.
Some of them just look... weird. Almost goofy.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I hesitate to say that the models for BG3 are unattractive because DANG. These are real people. Right? Someone stood up and put themselves out there to become characters in the game. It's kinda mean to say they are unattractive and such. Each is attractive in their own way and to someone.
I totally agree with you, though, JandK. There aren't a ton of faces that tend to fit what I'm imagining for my characters, especially for guys.
What I truly want isn't a removal of faces. It's adding more faces, and I think we all want more elvish faces like what Goldberry was describing. But again, I'd like all faces available for all races. I think it'd be cool, for example, to create a more oriental elf or dwarf or halfling or whatever. Why not? Let us be creative and outside the box. The more unique, the better in my opinion.
Oh... Wait. I do want some faces removed. I want the faces removed that belong to NPCs. I hate creating a character and then discovering some NPC has the same face. It's weird.