The reason I remain to be hyped for Destiny is because it seems to be the most primal mix of my two favorite genres; the role-playing game and the first person shooter. And yeah, Borderlands is like that but I mean less of a loot grab RPG and more the grand scale, Final Fantasy is tone epic RPGs of old or the modern Mass Effect games.
Speaking of Mass Effect, the character customization in Destiny has been shown off in a series of new screenshots from E3. The character creator is nothing too deep, but worth noting is the real graphical fidelity on display here, along with the breadth of character color options. Destiny does allow you to play as different alien races, and its nice to see that we can create truly alien looking creatures for ourselves, not just the sci-fi standard blues and greens.