All great thoughts.We like faces. We communicate through faces and human actions. The best visual stories are ones with humans doing the showing, not telling.
With this point I was going to do a post on it soon. Its 'easy' to get right but easier to get wrong. One of my all time favourite documentary filmmakers David Attenborough has changed from "showing" us the world to "telling" us we are responsible for killing it.
How can such a great man make such a fundamental (IMHO) mistake?