I had a Taru alt aptly named DamienTaru on FFXI. I didn't play him a whole lot, but it was fun running around as BLM/WHM with two astral rings in the dunes XD. Of course I ended up using HQ INT rings in parties, but it was fun seeing so much MP with merits, especially after playing Elvaan so long.
I'm personally not a fan of Lalafells compared to TaruTarus. I suppose I prefer the pot-bellied bodies of tarus over the sleeker bodies of the lalas. Don't get me wrong though, that fu manchu is by far the most awesome facial hair in the game, but they are just not for me.
I was surprised at how few Elzen there were when I played. Gridania had a few, but Ul'dah was nearly elf free. I suppose everyone is playing Elzen Archers and Lancers XD.
Hopefully it was just because everyone wanted to try out the manthras and the new females and populations will even out a bit. If not I guess I'm alright with being a unique little snowflake.
FFXI: DamienSlvrblade Race: Elvaan Nation: San d'Oria Server: Sylph 2002-2007, Phoenix 2012
PUP WHM PLD MNK BLU BST SAM WAR BLM 99 BRD THF NIN DNC SMN RDM 50+
FFXIV: Damien Scott Race: Duskwight Elezen GC: Limsa Lominsa Server: Ultros
DoW GLA50 ACN50 PUG50 MAR 50 Rest30+
DoH/DoL All 40+