Pearl right here (I suppose it is an official Nintendo Artwork) is exactly what they need to do with her design : soften her "permanently angry" eyes. I'm pretty sure it will make her more appealing to the masses (anyway, I like her and Marina, their differences and banter are awesome)
Yeah I'm not voting for the more popular option next time. It's a miserable experience where you wait forever, only to be matched with the same team 80% of the time, and then you're pretty much guaranteed to be on the losing team due to how the scoring works. I'm always picking whatever is unpopular from now on.