@Lady: humans tend to be over-represented. I will have 1 of each race, except for 2 sylvaris. I would skip humans entirely, but I want to see their story too much.
I'm really excited about asura and sylvari, but I don't see having more than one asura. They're cute and all, but the arrogance conflicts with my persona. As is, my asura will be ranger, and quite a bit more modest than usual asura if I can help it. I am much more interested in the sylvari's curious and playful persona.
Norn and charr are casters (mesmer and necro respectively), the idea here being the contrast between large body size and playing as an intellect squishy magic-user.