Cheers, yeah I found that it added a bit more flavour to the characters. The text will also give you an idea about the capabilities and starting state of the character. For instance for the elemental/twilight guy it says he has an affinity for ore, and for the forest man it'll say that he heals, etc.
Thanks! We're working our asses off trying to get this thing in a fun minimally playable state before the Early Access launch. I'll never achieve all my goals for the game but I think people will really enjoy exploring the world, unlocking the characters, and playing with the different items and blocks.