Being able to select every aspect of your physical appearance in the Second Life is very cool. But, eventually, you start to notice that 95% of population appear to be under 30 years of age and in very good shape. While it is certainly pleasing to an eye, it robs us of some aspect of diversity of the real life.
When I joined the game, I decided not to follow the crowd on this, and decided to do something different with my appearance, while staying human (no fur for me, thanks). Here is how Lev Kamenev looks:
I bet you can easily recognize me in a crowd. This avatar may or may not bear resemblance to my first live appearance, but most likely you will never find out. ;)