First of all awesome post @Jawz . Really compelling images.Is it possible that the Anima changes?
I personally would think that the anima would change over the course of someone's life -- I would certainly hope through experience we learn to think of women beyond the limitations of our first encounters with them (I would guess that as our encounters with real women develop so would both our conscious and by extension unconscious conceptions change too). I certainly think now that I'm in my thirties I'm less entranced by the wilder women (though I don't think I'm in the goddess stage either). The reason why I said anima is a god send though is just being able to realize the projections and knowing when I see a woman and I'm like "whoa" immediately that it is projection at work. I'm hanging my anima on someone who 'looks the part.' But in fact projection only works on a blank surface and real women are far more dynamic and interesting than I could ever imagine them to be.
Also to me talking about complexes is WAAY more interesting than talking about functions. To me the complexes reveal so much more about a person than Extraverted Feeling or Introverted Intuition. It's the complexes that really get you to do the deep thinking about the forces, internal and external that have shaped a person. Everyone may have the same complexes (ego, shadow, anima/animus, persona, etc) but the form of them is very individual (like the shape of the glass that holds the energy of the archetype fueling the complex is unique to each person and to me this is more interesting since everyone has four functions, I'm more curious as to what the difference is between an amiable ENFP like Seth MacFarlane versus a sorta bratty one like Kanye).