Originally Posted by Glyphwright
In Morrowind I usually play an Altmer because of the magic bonus. Having to cover up for numerous elemental weaknesses make the game more fun to play. There's something enchanting about playing a spellcaster with little to no proficiency in physical combat.
P.S. There is no "human" race in TES, unless of course Bethesda decides to lump Nords, Imperials, Redguards and Bretons into a single race in the fifth installment, so as not to "confuse" new arrivals to the series.