Half-Elf is probably the best option I suggested, with Azotha as an intriguing possibility with the more archaic Vrykul-like features they could bring. Features that may have faded away from the bulk of modern humanity.
And yeah, I don't like Earthen as a possibility either. Had to address all possibilities, even the ones I thought were silly.
But yeah. I think keeping the playable races fleshy is the way to go.
Was referring to this: http://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/wowp...e/Unbroken.jpg The feet are more like Lost One feet there, instead of the weird-toed Broken ones they have now. I like this foot design better.
Body types would be good too, and yeah... I agree that Man'ari would be an awful, awful idea. But if you were really hard pressed to find subraces...