You guys have asked for bringing back cute characters, and that you have liked 'em.
And now that Klei delivered more cute things because they LISTEN to the community... You guys are saying that the creepy atmosfere is lost? Is community's fault on why the creepiness has been "lost"
It hasn't be lost, stop considering the design of the characters as the way to say "Hey, this ain't Don't Starve, why isn't it creepy?" Because, is not necessary to make a character that will be in your nightmares to be a dark game... Because Don't Starve still is, and since they're focusing more in lore, you can see how the backstories still are full of tragedy and pain. It's just you guys aren't inspecting enough the design, is not only about "cute character bad", but about the backstories and how creepy they're, and that's what makes Don't Starve a dark game too.