I can't say I don't LIKE the character in fact I really do he's intelligent, charismatic a natural leader he just doesn't command the same presence as filmation's he-man BUT this may be a natural thing because no one knows him and he may kind of down play himself to show he isn't a threat to his allies, again i'm early in the season and it could change but to clarify it's not that I don't like the change but this early on he's a bit of a stranger to me. (I don't like the character design though never did) that being said how do YOU feel about the character's looks? Mainly He-man and Skelly.
I do understand and appreciate your point about him not feeling like MOTU's He-man to you -- and I agree with you about this. The simple fact is, he's changed over time. I certainly don't feel like the person I was when I was attending Bradley University and you probably don't feel like the person you were ten or twenty years ago. People change, and change is one of the primary elements in dramatic thrust. If a character always remains the same, then they aren't very interesting. One of my favorite episodes is when He-man and Skeletor have to temporarily put aside their differences to work against a common foe. This gives the insight that it's just possible that Skeletor still has a flicker of good deep within him, and may be redeemable, I feel that's compelling. So I like it when characters change.
I don't, however, expect everyone to like the changes. Sit-coms are based on the concept that at the end of any episode within a season things will be pretty much as they were at the beginning, and that's why I don't write for sit-coms -- not a putdown, since one of my dear friends in the industry was a producer for CHEERS; just a personal preference.
So if you feel He-man changed, then I achieved what I set out to do and this pleases me. If you don't like the change then I'm saddened. If you ultimately like it, then I'm elated. Either way, I took the chance and count myself fortunate to be given the opportunity to take that chance. As I said, I have a high regard for the franchise, and whatever I did -- whether it worked or not -- was done out of respect for that franchise and for the writers who preceded me.