Wow thanks for the awesome review, and the vote! It sounds like you and I have very similar game interests!
What you said about the running animation is very true. I only have the key frames in right now, there will be at least twice as many frames as well as idle and a couple more states. So yes I agree! The old animation was a massive 5-way 14 frame monster but it clashed with my final art style. If you get a chance please tweet about Kite or leave a comment on Greenlight, it really helps!