or am I the only one who really liked Elves, strong, mystical, wise and beyond all their peers? Perhaps. I was looking at Lord of the Rings the film, the hobbit, and refreshing on some of the other tolkein works, and am amazed how well done they are in that fictional setting. Then coming to warcraft, they have a very amazing backstory, but it's not fleshed out with nearly as well the same finesse as Tolkein, it is still grand, but afterwards it kinda just declines, in wow, Elves just seem like weakened, lesser versions of humans.
I did like the idea of a super human race though, embodying all the ideals, strengths, excelling that human beings should do but are not because of the poor decisions they often make. It isn't realistic to make humans this race at all off course, as being human, they must reflect us. But this was the purpose of the Elves was it not, wha t woudl it be like if everyone was wise, did everything to the best of hteir abilities, everyone was intelligent and gifted, and new ancient secrets and access to power, could see easily through deception and weren't plagued by confusion, lies etc, havin gthe wisdom to alwyas stay true, and thus access phenomenal abilities like magic that are largely latent to most humans.
When i first started following warcraft, it did seem that the Elven race, both High elves and night elves were exactly this, although the too groups had a fundamental difference which did allow for interesting things to be written into them, but it may be that I don't know much about them, but they don't come off as all that at all now, like they did when i played, and read about them in the warcraft 2 and 3 eras and the rpg board-game.