I very much enjoy making sketches and portraits (and comics, oh yes ) of the characters, which can be quite difficult if the (physical) character descriptions are in the chargen episodes locked away beyond the reach of my miserly little grabby paws.
Something I'm trying out is to leave the character generation sessions as "bonus episodes" available only to patrons of the site. The community podcast will still get the complete game sessions, but only patrons will be forced to sit through the pencil-chewing and page-flicking as we roll up the characters ... I don't think that the lack of character generation should affect your enjoyment of the games, but please let me know your opinions...
Of course, if BJB could be... coerced to make more of his wonderful character portraits... *nudge nudge*
That said, I look forward to listening to all the new audio we are bound to be flooded with!