This will upset more people than intended. Longtime fans will want to see their favorites returning, and for new fans every character is "new". Introducing another could've waited. Until Season 2 lol.
I'd rather see some new characters now. It will help DH generate more buzz and interest in the game beyond the core fans. it will help to show people that they are invested in game for the long haul by creating new characters, rather than just re-imaging the older characters and new characters are more of an after thought.