Ok, so here's my rig. I am using IK for the arms and legs. I have control handles set up on the feet which allow me to control all of the movement for the feet and legs with one easy to identify icon. I am using set driven keys for the hands and feet (toes/ankles/fingers, etc) I have spent a considerable amount of time setting this rig up to be easy to animate so that the animation process can be a free and creative as possible. Next I am going to create a few blendshapes for facial animation and some simple muscle deformation. I know that there are many ways to build a good rig. So, if anyone has any suggestions, tips, preferences, experience, knowledge, etc, etc, etc,...... that they would like to share pleas feel free.