The ability to re-define a hero in such a fundamental way is both stupid and awesome. Imagine if every game allowed you to make this sort of change to the protagonist. Imagine if Gears of War let you dress up the male heroes in makeup and women's clothes.
Actually, I guess Final Fantasy has already done that.
Shamus Young is a programmer and writer by trade, videogame nitpicker by inclination. If you have the patience for more of his ramblings, they can be found at ShamusYoung.com.