I prefer it. Horde races are ugly, they're not among my favourite races from all the previous fantasy stories I've taken part of. The Horde = the faction I level alts on to get a little variation, and then 99% of the time they will go Alliance at 85.
I prefer Alliance cities, Alliance races, Alliance mounts (the only Horde mounts I really like = I have from rare drops, Kodo, Raptor, Skeletal horse and hawkstrider), Alliance zones...
Horde to me feels like something that lures the adolescent boys wanting to play the "badass" side. This is obviously not always the case, but own experience > rational thinking. Also with the lore in place, I kinda like the thought of having an ordinary melee human who can take on a Tauren or Orc. Makes him feel like a hero, really.
My favourite race are the dwarves, but sadly I cannot play a female dwarf with red hair because of the sloppy visuals on them when it comes to mounts and casting and such. Hopefully this will change when we get a remake. I love the dwarves for their interest in lore, their hunting history, their starting zone and home, their accent...I adore them.
Draenei is second favourite thanks to THEIR lore, and the looks = the most unique I've ever seen.
So...why NOT play Alliance? They have the same content available to them, just in different packages. I fail to see how they're more cliché than the Horde, really. And let's not forget, the most popular Horde race = Blood elves.
Edited by Rorcanna on 13/08/2012 11:25 BST