I'm going to start off with this:
If TTV's G3 was constraction, I'd be 100% fine with making the matoran shorter than the toa.
If the shorter legs had articulation, I'd be 100% fine with making the matoran shorter than the toa.
If the Matoran were not 90% of the island's population, I'd be 100% fine with making the matoran shorter than the toa.
The problem is, they're not.
I would say most of us want a substantial a difference between the heroes and the villagers; but the issue is that this would be a toy.
Everyone knows Lego's main purpose is to sell toys, not stories. You guys even admitted it on the podcast that if this actually existed, you'd prefer articulation over story relevance. True, this will never actually happen, but the whole purpose of this project, you guys said was to experience the process of how Lego makes a theme. If that means sacrificing an important feature/significance/appearance for more articulation and action features, then, since Lego sells toys, they would go the action feature route.
As much as I argue for same-height mini-figs, I do think different heights would make it easier for kids to recognize heroes. However, I also recognize the fact that Lego is a toy company and would have a greater monetary reason for making them the same height.
Okay, now that that's out of the way...
Does anyone else find this pretty have to decipher, ignoring nostalgia bias? What I mean is, we have no real idea how many bad guys there are (Lego themes usually has a few named ones and then a bunch of swarm guys), how tall other beings (if they exist) will be, what the heck the finalizedtoa weapons even look like, the difference between toa weapons and matoran weapons (which could also be a differentiating factor between toa and matoran), etc.
Anyone else feeling this way?