I had some trouble trying to figure out what I wanted to play originally as well for similar reasons. But then I remembered what happened when I played Warcraft for 5 years. Both factions had good people, bros and girlbros (if that's a thing) and awesome players, as well as creeps, lunatics and horrible people. I thought alliance chat was dumb in some places until I saw barrens chat and realized that there was no "mature" faction. Although I pretty quickly settled with Alliance in Warcraft, I realized after a bit of experimenting that good/bad/weird/pervert/insane types tend to end up on each faction pretty equally. Part of my reason for eventually picking alliance was that they had dwarves. Always pick the team with dwarves to increase the odds of finding cool people to play with. In Wildstar, I think Granok are most dwarf like, and are attracting the same people that I played with who liked dwarves, so I figure I will find the most awesome gaming bros on team Exile. YMMV of course.