I'm pretty evenly split between Imperial (always good for a Paladin/Knight/Battlemage type play through since Morrowind) and Altmer (the undisputed masters of Magicka.. I love playing mage classes in all RPGs, and Altmer are the best at being a pure Mage).
If I had to pick another, it would be Breton which is ironically, a mix between the two lore-wise.
Fun fact.. all three of my favorite races are apparently the least played on this board. I thought for sure Breton would be up there too.
Bretons are men Orcs are still elves Dunmer are still the same thing as Chimer, just cursed. Not descended from them.
That said, Dunmer.
Bretons look like Men for the most part, but lore wise they are actually a product of Man and Mer breeding in the past.
And are still men. They just have some Merish ancestry. Don't get into a discussion you're not going to win please. Read another topic about it if you want, but don't derail this.
Who said anything about winning? I don't know that you're not some newbie to the series that didn't know that fact or were just ignorant to it. If you took offense to that comment, you've got some major security issues.