Is it me, or are the different races of TES rather... Unbalanced, for lack of a better word.
3 elf races.
4 human races, 3 of which look pretty much identical (in appearance).
Why are there 3 elf and 4 human races? Race-specific powers and abilities have generally overlapped in TES games and made one specific race noticeably better at it's role than those of other race groups (i.e. Altmer master mage race in Oblivion, Breton = useless).
Most casual players can't tell the difference between the three elves or the 4 human groups. Yeah, TES isn't made for casual players, but still. On one side you have three races (Orc, Argonian, Khajiit) that are so extremely different they almost look out of place in a fantasy game. Meanwhile, the other 7 are almost identical to others in their wider group.
Oh, and WHERE ARE THE DWARVES?
I'm not really complaining about the universe so much as questioning why things are the way they are. Yeah, it's all sacred, untouchable lore now, but when this was all being thought-up in the beginning... Why?
This topic is only half serious, but yeah.