Sometimes you get things right the first time you create a character. You love that character and have tons of fun playing it. Sometimes you have to reroll a few times before you actually find that special toon.
For me, my favorite toon to play is my warrior. Darraxus was the first character I ever made, and the only one I had for a while. Until a few months into BC, I only had one alt who was level 17 at the time. Now my entire server list is full of characters.
There are a lot of things I love about playing my warrior. To me, warriors always seemed like the hard ass mercenary archetype. They are just as at home leading a battle or smashing heads with a giant two handed weapon.
For some reason I always gravitate towards warrior type characters in any fantasy type setting. The same held true in EQ and EQ 2, Asherons Call 2, DAoC, and even in SWG where I spent alot of time raising my teras-kasi and melee weapon skills. I like the fact that they can use any weapon in the game and wear heavy plate armor. I also love shields.
Shields are probably the one main thing that identifies a prot warrior in WoW (gear wise at least). Back in BC, you knew a prot warrior was badass if you saw him rocking Kaz'rogal's Hardened Heart or the Bulwark. In the first parts of Wrath, the serious raiders either had the shield off of Patchwerk, KT, or Maly 10. Now there are all kinds of ugly ones with faces on them from Ulduar.
As far as skills go, the coolest thing a warrior has in his arsenal is charge. I love being able to rush into battle like a dwarf gone mad. It looks cool and gives you a chance to start up well before the dps go to town. I can also be very dangerous when mis-used. Giant patrol face pulls and outrunning your healers are potential problems.
On the flip side of things, possibly my least favorite class is the priest. They were THE healer back before BC and have always been good healers. Trying to level one was just so very underwhelming for me. There was never that one moment where I said 'Man this class is cool'. I have probably rolled and erased around 5 different priests during my WoW life.
It could just be how boring the low levels are. Perhaps it gets better later. I always just felt incredibly squishy. I did not really enjoy the rotation of SWP and smite over and over. I also didnt like how often I had to stop for mana.
I know that Priests are very usefull as both a healing and dps class. I have even thought it would be very cool to level a discipline priest because I like their mitgation as opposed to the raw healing of other classes (or even Holy spec priests). I just cant bring myself to do it. If I were ever to level yet another healer, it would probably be a Shaman with their pew pew chain heals.
What are your favorite and least favorite classes?