Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. The sprites are a work in progress, I personally find I don't pay attention the expressions after a while when reading visual novels, but I totally understand that it's strange that the character is yelling in the story, but smiling in their sprite :P
Not sure what you mean by state bar? If you're talking about the relationship/attribute points then they will definitely be presented differently somewhere down the line, probably in the form of progress bars that aren't on the screen at all times. Right now I decided to show them as they are so that the player can see the effect of their choices even if in an unfinished form.