What will your first character in Eorzea be?
I will try out a Wildwood Elezen Archer. I love ranged combat, and in FFXI I tried all mage classes to fulfill that desire. When LOTRO came out, I decided to try the Archey style class due to the fact that you didn't have to buy ammo, and loved it. Buying ammo was the worst part of Ranger in FFXI for me, and it looks like the Archer has ways to replenish it, so I'm going to give the class a go.
...and what nation-state will you start in?
My wife and I will be in Ul'Dah most likely. She mostly is interested in being a weaver, and as far as I can tell that's where it would be best to start.
Well, I pretty much just said why I decided those tings above.