There was a really interesting discussion on querytracker.net recently about how much character description is too much. What really surprised me was the vast differences in opinion. Some said it depended on the genre, some LOVE tons of rich description of facial features, clothing, mannerisms, while some truly enjoyed the mystery of not knowing anything and imagining their favorite actor as the hero (Christian Bale, anyone? ;) ).
What do you think?
I know several people who stopped reading the series The Wheel of Time simply because of the increasingly long clothing descriptions, but some that are attracted to fantasy just for that type of rich detail.
What adds more to your overall experience? Mystery? Or the number of freckles on the heroine's nose?