this, I like playing humans. Yet, my first character every, as I stated yesterday was a dwarven thief. The first character in a D&D game I was able to play was an elven ranger. I have played almost all of the base races in the player's handbook. Haven't tried gnomes--there is something that bothers me about them really--and haven't tried the half-orc yet--however, I would like to play one of these brutes as something else. Not a fighter, but maybe a 1E assassin or cleric. Could be fun.
And I am digressing. Trying to get my head to come around to the idea of which is my favorite. I have to say humans really. So, there you go.