I tend to gravitate towards Nords and Imperials, usually warrior/archer classes. But it can vary wildly, I’ve played every race, every class. One of the most important things for me creating characters is a strong headcanon for them. Once I come up with a backstory that I like, oftentimes that will suggest the race and class to play. But overall, I favor Nords and Imperials, because they match best (for me, anyway) the warrior-types I play. Right now I’ve got two characters I’m jumping back and forth between; an Imperial lightning mage named Tesla and a Redguard mercenary archer named Kydd.
This, of course, is an awesome question for any Skyrim fans, so while we’re on the topic, what are everyone else’s preferences?