Exactly. It's a step in the right direction that should be encouraged. For all the adult criticisms of Barbie, children have wanted her from the beginning - stern face, stiff body, and all.
As far as I can see, the only problem with the new range of body types is that the clothes are less interchangeable. The 'standard' body shape made things so simple.
And I want a snowboarder, and a soccer player, and a volleyball player, and an aviator, and a writer. And that's only today.