I'm pretty sure they said they had changed the female barb to be less...well, ugly. Unfortunately we don't have the character model of it (or any screenshots afaik) so it doesn't really help for this poll.
I love the new Female Barbarian!, she is the only option that i have. I think she is sexy,strong and definitely has more style than the new male barb(too much steroids). i'll kick some asses with her :).