Ding for me, is sometimes harshly treated for not showing personality around the table. Bear in mind he's from a completely different culture, and also has been learning the English language in between putting in the several hours of practice a day it takes to be a top player. Ding isn't going to be very good at engaging the UK fans with wit an annecdotes, you have to take that into consideration. Anybody who saw his Master's Final against Ronnie in 2007 knows that Ding isn't the machine everybody says he his. And I think the fact he sometimes let's his head drop sometimes indicates a personality there, and these nuances allow for extra analysis during his games.
Moving on to Trump, any doubts I had about him as a player were removed at the China Open.(Bourne
). But, I'm still waiting to see how he engages people on the table with his personality. There's something about him as a person that doesn't engage me somehow, even though his play is without doubt. And I don't usually care what a player looks like as it's a snooker contest not Miss World. But, there's something about his appearance that kind of gives me the heebie-jeebies. It's not his hair, really. More the fact that nothing seems right about him. He looks like he was made from spare parts somehow. Every part of his body seems the wrong shape for him.
Cracking player though.