Yes, I totally agree with you. This is horrible picture. The sun is way too bright, you can barely make out his face, and I have a stupid look on mine.
And yet, it's a million times better than the picture I took last year, which ended up in the great abyss since I didn't have a memory card in my camera at the time. GAH! So, this is way better than the nothing I got before. Fine with me - I'll take it!