I'm in desperate need of very simple mecanim animations such as running, walking, chopping wood, carrying something, etc. I think humanoid animations would be a really nice addition to the filebase. Nothing too complex just simple every day movements.
Absolutely. It's one of those things though where it's all dependent on the weighting of your character. If your rig is off, it all goes to crap. BUT, we're trying to build 2 solutions. 1 is we are building random characters with a whole bunch of standard animations built in. Second - have you ever heard of Mixamo? It's part of adobe and it's (IMO) the best way to auto rig and add simple animations to your characters. Check it out if you can. It's totally worth it.