Agree with most of your points, but I love me some projected faces.Even Disney's new animatronics have projectors ON them, causing a strange unworldly aspect.
(yo dog, we heard you like projectors)
Animated characters often have facial geometry that's nigh-impossible to accurately replicate, let alone animate as a real-life animatronic. This is not just because of the intense speed and range of motion of things like the eyes and mouth, but the fact that the geometry of the moving parts of a cartoon's face are often literally impossible. Figures based on non-cartoon humans and animals, even exaggerated ones as seen the Haunted Mansion, don't have this problem.
Projected elements on a partially-sculpted face gets you around these problems, and the figures we've already seen in Frozen and Mine Train are a quantum leap from what was first tried on Buzz Lightyear. I remain excited to see what Disney is going to be able to do with this kind of tech in the future, and am encouraged that figures using this tech seem to be coming out at a fairly rapid pace.