@SleeprunnerInc That's not global JP ship survey, that's from players themselves submitting a 'feedback' form. They did so because it was some SG reward for everyone when the WEBPanel reached a certain amount of player registrations. So those forms are not very good to use for comparisons. Also, 130cm places at 3rd, that still means a lot of people are making them if there are a lot of submissions. So yes, by the logic of those charts, they are still popular. So I'm not sure what your point is. If it was to show that not many people are making these, well, your own source proved you wrong.
Also, look at the most popular female clothes under the image. Stella Heresy [Ba], 校衣舞神楽[Ba](this one is innocent, but upon moving your skirt goes upwards so you're essentially flashing your panties, think Goth Mini BA and Kirita(?) dress) and グラモラミニヨン among other clothes. The most notably used things among all female characters and proven by that chart is セクシーメイドドレス[Ba], the Cafe Maid basewear. With Smart Inner, one could essentially make a virtual jerk off bot that shows the nipples up front as with other things I mentioned in the other thread that I haven't read your reply to yet. And a lot of people did this in the so called "waifu cafe block" in their each respective ship.
Again, if you want to make lolis or short character, as I've said many times before, that's OK. It's just time to stop pretending these virtual avatars are in the minority when they're not. Anyone that plays JP can tell you that. NA probably wants to prevent all of these things so that they won't get in trouble with their state or having to up the ratings even more. Because little girls with super flat chests or especially super large breasts causes a negative company image. I really doubt this will change or even be reverted so it feels fruitless on keeping these threads alive.
Using a feedback chart from JP has nothing to do with Global, and you're singling out contests from 2014~2018. So no, that's not the reason why NA is "bleeding" out. My stance on this is that the player population died down because of the Error 5 and the Personal Shop issues that were horribly dealt with. I'm guessing a lot of folks gave up reinstalling because of Microsoft Store and didn't want a repeat of these events. Many expressed their distaste of having to reinstall the game over and over again just to play it for a week, new content arrives, launcher breaks in some way shape or form. I do think it has little to do with all these small limitations. If that was the case then people would've left after Beta. That obviously didn't happen.
BTW I saw some nice outfits on those charts that I hope comes over here, but since height and censorship is the topic it's excluded.