Hmmm, not sure if I would favour it, at the momment I do not really mind it eitherway.
I play the race I want, and mostly it's for the for the cosmetic/races/look/faction. I see the racials just as a bonus.
Then again, having racials does make make a diffrent between the races.
But thats the charm of it aswell, havning some diffrent between the races. But it's sad that
a player must feel forced too play a specefic race only becouse of having that racials. And
to not play what he or she really want.
So this could be an idéa!
It annoys me when games don't have some sort of racial differences outside of cosmetic. I mean, there is no way a night elf is as strong as an Orc, outside of rare instances. On the flip side, an Orc should never be as intelligence as a Night Elf etc etc etc. I don't see the problem. Make them realistic, make them important.
I think racials add a little something, but I likely wouldn't lose sleep over it. The racials should be at least mirrored if they don't want them removed or have the performance racials be removed and leave the profession and rep bonuses.