Since I have created this thread, I will contribute to it to proceed as an example... role model function
How/why did you choose to play Elf or Dwarf? And are you satisfied with your choice?
First I had started on S3 as elves, but it was already mid/end phase 3, so I arrived late. But with the choice, I don't know how to answer that. But optically I already liked it. So I can definitely give "satisfying".
Do you plan to play the same race or the other on the next server, for what reason?
Then I took S4 as a dwarf, because I wanted to find out more about it and I was interested in how dwarves have towns. I was positively surprised! Since then I am dwarfish
Which race do you find more suitable for a beginner or new player?
I personally find dwarves very beginner-friendly designed for two reasons: the clear edges/convertible surfaces and skill tree. These are the two reasons that make it very beginner-friendly. With elves on the other hand... There is no clear edge up to how far you can build and the skill tree looks "confused", although as a 12-year gamer I could say "that's typical for elves!
Do you find that a race is better in PvP for example?
There is for the time being still abstention of me, cannot tax anything in addition. So far, hardly any PvP involved (but S4 is currently engaged in saber-rattling and preparation and S5 Phase2, where the wars are hardly worth it).
What are the advantages of each race AND do you think that the two races are globally balanced?
Whether both races are balanced I cannot say. I had hardly any experience with elves and PvP on top of it. At this point I can say, an abstention from me.
However, in the whole package, I can say that dwarves are good for all newcomers/re-entrants
Sorry that I cannot give precise statements