For all my characters, I use Daz Studio's base models. In the past, I've used Michael 4 & Victoria 4, but after finally getting a new desktop, I now use their Genesis figure. Just because I use base figures doesn't mean I don't work hard to get my models looking good. At times, it can take me anywhere between 10-20 hours of work to get my people looking how I want.
All my current pictures uploaded now are old and don't look as nearly nice as the current remodels I've been working on. Now being a bit older when I first started to use Daz, I understand detailing much better and have been putting a lot more effort into giving each of my characters their own sculpted features, making them unique in every way I can.