Oh they are so lovely aren't they? I think that like me, you are greatly attracted to books by their covers, so to see such imaginative ones is a feast for the eye indeed. I still love the original Penguins and Puffins and Pelicans though, don't you?
I love the austerity of the original Penguin covers, but I agree with you that covers make a big impression, and more often than not are the reason I buy a particular edition of a book. I love Emma's embroidered hair :)
I first saw the Austen cover on Caustic Cover Critic's blog and wasn't sure if I liked it because the colours were so 'off' but looking at it again, I think I love it!!