Honestly, I'm gonna play whatever is the race of that character at the fore-front of the FFXIV logo (with the sword pointing towards you). I don't care what race he is at this point, but I'd like to make a character that looks just like that cuz something about him just says: "Bring it, I dare you".
I've been playing Elvaan all this time (since ps2 release, Garuda server) and I remember that I made an Elvaan from the onset because I wanted to make a Xter that resembled the Elvaan in the FFXI opening scene (you know; Ranger fella, looks bad@$$, notches an arrow like he invented the word accuracy...yeah, him). Turns out that I actually liked the San'dorian storyline tbh, so I don't regret making an Elvaan.
That said, if I absolutely had to make another "Elvaan" on FFXIV, (and I couldn't make a clone of the fella on the logo) I'd like to make one that looks like the guy at the far right of the large image on the main FFXIV website http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/
Scroll to the far right of the screen, the very end (seated at the table). Yeah, him. Has on some intresting armor that already has me thinking he's a warrior of some sort. His gear has me thinking I might even play some sort of warrior class all over again. *Grins widely*