I think the ear hair throws a lot of people off it. that, and some people think it's furry bait. Then again, people howl about Gardevoir looking 'too human'... --- 3DS FC: 1134-7838-9821 Official head of the Kansas Assassin's branch for the ACIII boards
Not super cute like Fennekin. Not a furry like people thought it would become. Edit: Well, not furry BAIT, I mean.
It just doesn't fit peoples preconceived expectations is all. Though, yeah, personal taste is most likely the majority of it. --- On 12/02/12 I said I wouldn't change this until something impossible happened. Now, Earthbound just got re-released in the US.
While I always saw Fennekin as ugly, I like Blaziken a tiny bit. Delphox looks horrible I would say due to the ears and how the body just really terrible all around. While I find Fennekin ugly, it's not as ugly as it's final evolution at all. --- GT: Ayumi Spender || PS0: 4597 9585 4793 Only talk to me when I order you to. 3DS: 2921 9091 2567
Honestly, I liked it better when all I'd seen was a low-resolution photo that made it look like a scarecrow. The actual Delphox looks not quite cute enough to be cute and not nearly creepy enough to be thrilling.
Also, not really design-related, but I think its cry sounds an awful lot like a black person shouting "What's up, baaaaaabe?!" --- Official Bride and Wife of Noire (of the Fire Emblem Awakening message board)