So, what are you gonna be in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ?
Maybe you need some time to figure that out, so it's good that we have a nearly complete list of all the perks and abilities, broken down by race. Peruse the available skills and determine your eventual play style. The game comes out on November 11, remember.
Each race has an innate set of abilities; for instance, the Orcs have Berserker, the Wood Elf has Resist Poison, Resist Disease, and Command Animals, and the Imperial has Voice of the Emperor and will find more money when looting. Each race does start with different stats, of course, so bear that in mind when making your selection. Then even more choices come from the Perk Trees, which include Speech, Alchemy, Conjuration, Alteration, Heavy Armor, 2-Handed Weapons, etc. As someone why typically plays as a mage, I'm liking those Illusion abilities.
As is the case with any hardcore RPG, customization and choice are the primary appeals and in such categories, Skyrim won't let you down.
Related Game(s): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim