A browse through SL this week is showing some Bento heads, but I couldn't tell the difference from regular Mesh except for some wiggly eyebrow effects. The faces still have that cloned feel.
The skin/applier is definitely the most important factor of a Mesh head. When Mesh heads came out, a whole lot of women were using a model from I think, Lelutka. The problem was, it had these gremlin like features. And they were everywhere... it's the head you dreaded your RP partner would adopt. All I can say about this is, if you ladies have any love for your avatar, don't let her look like a gremlin!
Then I saw the same gremlin head with a third-party applier on, tanned and detailed and still one of the hottest mesh avs I've seen. Just like with system avs, the right skin changes everything.
Anyone going Mesh shouldn't settle with the plain default appliers, that becomes a clone.https://youtu.be/13RWzLwDdkk
There are people out there excited about their new Bento hands, but in regular AO use that finger wiggling is as gimmicky as Bento brow-wiggles!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKZSME9y1MU
I wasn't expecting Bento clothing. Maybe flexi/flowing Bento hair is on the horizon too?