Its because its a role playing game your guardian does not have to to be a spitting image of you maybe people like the smaller build because the want a ninja character Others because the just want too why do males choose a male character do you like looking at a man constantly? I don't that's why I choose a female they are more appealing to me and my play style. And I don't think people should be called names based upon there play style. Rant over
I just like to put myself in my characters shoes. And if those shoes happen to be knee length boots with a 4" heel then thats all the better, it really makes my legs pop.