My original version of Kongou wasn't 'bad' per se but it wasn't what it could have been. I wrestled with a pose and design for this character over and over again and then finally found it just, out of the blue. I'm really happy with this new version, so much so that I pulled down the old one!
Overall this reflects the design, size, personality, etc more of the character and it matches the other characters much better. The perspective of the pose coupled with his size means his face is not quite center focus though but thats why we do personality head shots as well. It's a sacrifice to get that 'towering' feel.