In terms of stand-up fighting, there are many ways you can place your hands in a ready guarded manner. (In groundgame too, but I'm more interested in stand-up as it's seems to be more preferential than situational)
I'm curious, how do you all place your hands? Elbows out, fists at the temple-level Muay Thai style? Or tight around the chin with elbows tight peek-a-boo style? Why do you use that instead of other placements? Are your hands clenched, relaxed, or opened? Are they facing outwards like a MT boxer, parallel like a Boxer, or inwards like a drunk Irish man? Is the far hand above (some Karate), below (some Wushu), or the same level (Most fighters) as your closer hand?
How about your feet? Sideways to your opponent like TKD? Squared up like a Chunner? Slightly askew as a UFC/mma fighter? Or slanted like a boxer (and Anderson Silva)? Why?
Note: Doing a quick search, I didn't find any polls or real explanations on your stance. (Just general "Keep my hands up" kind of things. I did find some on Boxing stance variations, but they compared only Boxing stances to.. well, Boxers.)
I personally keep (or I should say, kept, since I'm going into Judo now) my hands right below eye level at each cheek, elbows down to cover the ribs, southpaw if I'm jabbing, orthodox if I'm going for a takedown, with a higher stance that allows for more footwork and agility at the cost of some power (I drop my weight to deliver stronger strikes).
I'm a little weird in terms of the southpaw. I learned how to ride a scooter, skateboard, and snowboard goofy-footed first, but am right hand dominant. Maybe a reversed stance (Opposite hands and feet forward.) But that's just silly.
Edit: How are your eyes looking? Peripheral? Tunneled in? At their shoulders or face?