same exact conundrum for me. i dont wanna pick either and then regret the choice.
i'll take a more psychological approach to this:
playing as a hyur is cool because you can take screenshots and bam, youve got an actual human being as the character in the shot. as a hyur, you can relate to the character more and experience the world from an outsider (human)'s perspective. when i see my hyur character, i see me (or at least a protagonist i can relate to). when you see a large monument, or monster, it's because it's actually large.
as a lalafell, everything looks large. when you play as one, its fun and you feel fast, but you dont see yourself in the character. the best way to play a lalafell, if youre looking for immersion, is to pretend its a youthful boy/girl (like ness from earthbound or young link from zelda).
when you take screenshot with your lalafell in it, the character can often ruin the beauty of the picture simply because you automatically make it a 'game' screenshot. with a hyur, you can take any screenshot and it's fine that a human is in the shot. but with a lalafell, you suddenly have a youthful midget taking up screenspace - people who do not play the game will be like "wtf is that?"
when playing the game, you may want to try a bunch of different weapons on a hyur for the same reasons you in real life would want to try a weapon out. if you like guns, youd want your hyur to try them out. if you like polearms, then you can give one to your hyur - this feels 'cool' because youre projecting yourself into the game. also, you're seeing a cool human being with cool weapons.
with a lalafell, it doesnt feel the same. if you like guns, you may not give one to your lalafell because it may either look silly, too 'cute', or not suitable. even if you LOVE guns, and give one to your lalafell, it won't feel as 'cool' to you because you arent seeing a cool human being weilding a cool weapon, youre seeing a cute midget with a cool weapon.
when you play the game and get new equips, you wanna see what it'd look like on a person, not a little boy/midget. when you get a cool new cuirass, and equip it on the lalafell, it doesnt feel as awesome as if you were to equip it on a hyur.
when you play, and have an IDEAL cool-kickass-awesome fighter/warrior/mage in mind, its a human-like character. its hard to envision a lalafell as the ideal avatar to play as to the endgame.
if you were tossed into a world with tons of cool weapons and abilities, you wanna see yourself (a human-like race) use them.
when you play as a lalafell, there is not much to look forward to in the 'cool' department. no matter what cool stuff you get, your avatar will never look cool. and im not talking about it being 'small'. im talking about the lack of emotional and relatable connection.
advancing a lalafell through the ranks isn't as enjoyable because there's never an 'ideal avatar' goal to shoot for. as a hyur, you want your avatar to look really cool and confident and able at high levels. as a lalafell, you wont ever accomplish that look, so it takes a LOT of fun out of advancement.
Requested self-ban from admin. Later guys, good luck