I still think they need to remove the race restrictions on the factions, so you can be any race you want, and join any faction you want kinda like skyrim, sure the other races are kinda shunned a bit but you can still get in if you prove yourself, if they don't the game is not going to sell as well as they hoped because there are alot of people that dislike the racial groupings, There will be situations where some peoples friends will wanna be one race but some others might not like that race, and in turn if they wanna be with friends they will have to play a race they dislike. In a ES game I personally go more for looks on my char, than stats, so I am usually playing a female human, or a female elf if they don't look like mutants. Especally in a game like a mmo where your going to possibly be playing the same char for a long time.
Being a pessimist is a win-win pattern of thinking. If you're a pessimist (I'll admit that I am!) you're either:
A. Proven right (if something bad happens)
B. Pleasantly surprised (if something good happens)
Either way, you can't lose! Try it out sometime!