This is the sister thread to my Playable High Elves in the Alliance - The Poll. This is a subject that pops frequently as well. Like the other thread, the purpose here is just to gather numbers, to see how much support ogres can muster in the player comunity.
So, I've made the poll. You may write your opinion as well, but try to not get dragged into endless arguments and gigantic posts in this thread.
THE PRO-OGRE Q&A
* The expansion has been announced already, why was this thread openes?
This thread has nothing to do with the expansion. It is not a poll on what we expect for next expansion.
* Why would anyone want to play as an ogre?
Ogres are one of the oldest (in terms of real life time) races in Warcraft, being introduced in Warcraft 1, made playable as a Horde unit in Warcraft 2. At least two clans are already part of the Horde: the Stonemaul (conquered by Rexxar in Warcraft 3, now quest givers in Dustwallow and Feralas and with one ambassador at Domination Point) and the Dunemaul (conquered by the goblins in Tanaris during Cataclysm).
A lot of people want to see them playable. I'd like to point to Ogri'la FAQ for many reasons to play them, as the site covers the possibility of them being playable quite well.
* Aren't ogres too big? Are there female ogres? Aren't they dumb?
Ogres vary a lot in height, and many of them are not taller than Tauren. There are ogre females, they are just not appearing in game. And they are not dumb, just uncultured because of their past as slaves to the Gronn. Ogres are a lot smarter than people give them credit for; they had an empire in the past, their society is now developing itself again.
* But wouldn't race X be a better addition than ogres for the Horde?
This thread is about getting how many players would want ogres playable in some way, it's not to gauge which races are more popular than them. There's really no competition among races, we have confidence Blizzard adds whatever race they feel would be better for that expansion. While popularity may play a role in Blizzard's choice, it's not the only factor. So, if we get ogres someday, it will be because Blizzard felt it was the best choice, not because they pushed aside your favorite race X.