Let me steal your form and post mine the same way.
Disciple of War: Lancer, I did play as a DRG in FFXI. It was by far my favorite class and I look forward to trying it again here.
Disciple of Magic: Unknown, I'm leaning towards a healer, but that's my DRG/WHM talking
Disciple of Land: Not sure, but leaning towards miner. 1st because I don't have seem to care for botanist, and 2nd cause miner seems it would help my choice for....
Disciple of Hand: Alchemist, I never got into crafting in FFXI, but I was always interested in trying this out there. I think here I'll give it a good shot. Especially if there are ANY truth to the rumors of DoH being able to customize weapons during repair.
For race, I'm gonna be Elezen. I was an elven before and that's always been what calls to me during character creation. I don't know if it's because of how the are shown in Lord of the Rings, or Eregon, or other books. What is getting me worried is seeing all the pictures of lalafell Lancers. But it doesn't matter much to me, Elezen it is, stats be dammed!
The more I train, the harder I get. The harder I get, the more lethal I am. The more lethal I am, the fewer opponents. The fewer opponents, the less to lose. The less to lose, the more I let up. The more I let up, the more room for mistakes. The more room for mistakes, the more I train.