I like the direction they've taken their Kajiit. I know they're supposed to be dirty thieves and whatnot, but from what I saw they've been given a more noble, lion-like aesthetic.
I like the idea of playing an elf, but not so much in Elder Scrolls. I applaud Bethesda for not just making mer races "humans, but better", and actually making them look a bit alien and very clearly not human. That said, being a human, I like playing a character who closely resembles one (I mean, would any of us have liked Legolas if he looked like an Altmer?)
So, anyway, I'll probably stick to a Nord, but the designs look impressive enough that I might have a tough time deciding.
Yeah, I'd hope that there's a 'hide helmet' option at the very least.
Of course, as it's subscription based, there's a small chance I'll be playing it any time soon (if ever), but I still like the look of it. Such a conundrum. If any game series would make a good MMO it's this, but I don't feel like paying 180 per year for it. Decisions...