The Exile have 4 "human-ish" races: -Aurin -Granok -Human -Mordesh All 4 of them have relatable, human characteristics and looks, as seen in the first WS trailer. We haven't seen much of the Mordesh yet, but we know they are an intelligent, civilized race that seems to have some parallels to humans. Compare that to the Dominion races: -Chua -Draken -Cassian -Mechari Two animal races, one robot, and only one human-type. And imo what we have seen of that one human type makes them the least likable race in the game: arrogant and selfish with not much in the way of redeeming qualities for players to identify with. I know some players do like playing the bad guy, but as one of those players myself I do not find the Cassian's appealing...they aren't bad so much as just unlikable imo. TLDR...players like human characters, that is the whole reason Carbine put humans on both sides because they know Human is the most popular race in most games. But I think even players who don't necessarily like humans still like to have something to identify with on a human level, and to me it looks like all the Exile races meet that criteria, while only 1 of the Dominion ones do. There will definitely be Mechari and Chua and Draken running around, but I do tend to think that there will be a lot more Exile players at launch.