Already re-rolling to be a pure magic character. Decided I didn't care about stealth at all ^^
Ended up as a Wood Elf that swings a sword, ironically, because the game does not support archery+magic like Oblivion did. I was really hoping to create an Arcane Archer-style character. Sigh.
With a quick visit to the showracemenu command, my ails with my Bosmer are over. Angoth the aborted archer is out, Ti. Decius Triarius the Imperial Paladin is in. Hello, resto!
Probably argonian or kahjiit. Stealth, dual daggers, etc. Going to see how the game plays if you avoid all of the main quest. Dark Brotherhood and Thieves Guild here I come.
I believe my second character is going to be either Argonian or Dunmer. Those were my favorites in Morrowind.
My first play-through in these types of games is always a Stealth character named Phoenix. She'll be a dark-haired, plain-faced Imperial. Second play-through will be Cinder, the Breton Mage who hates the world. Final play-through will be as Ral, the noble knight who disdains the use of magic in combat and always chooses the most morally correct quest and dialog decisions, even at great disadvantage to himself.
In my head, Phoenix, Ral, and Cinder are siblings; members of the Manawaker family. They have another brother, Cecil, who only appears in games which have no class distinction or if I want a stealth character in a game which does not allow a female protagonist. (Another, even less frequently seen brother is Zed, the male mage.)
(I might be a little compulsive about this stuff...)
In Oblivion, I didn't actually beat the main quest-line until I played as Ral. Phoenix and Cinder both became overpowered long before I even made it to the third step in the main quest. Phoenix became so stealthy that she could go anywhere and do anything without ever being seen by anyone (a lonely existence), and Cinder eventually crafted herself a robe which restored her health, as a constant effect, more quickly than it was possible to be damaged. She could walk up to the most difficult enemies in the game and let them beat on her forever and she would never die (in experimentation, I was finally able to kill her with falling damage).
(In Fallout games, Phoenix is a stealthy still, but Cinder is a energy weapon specialist in light armor, and Ral is Gunslinger in heavy armor.)
I'm a High Elf pure mage for first play through ... I have a feeling I'm going to do way too many of the radiant quests. Also, I killed a chick in Solitude and took her house while her husband and child still lived there. I don't know that it will be much use to me with a 3000k bounty on my head from killing guards.
Stabby stabby is next, not sure what race I'll do, though being a Khajit sounds interesting.