Every time I end up playing a new race I find out all the good things about them. When I first started it was the EE putrely because I thought the Gorbi was soo great I had to have them.
The I got the Colony bug and thought I can't lose, Virgos, patriots and Cobols, job done.
Crystals, great until a Robot wiped the floor with me
Then Robots, Golems, mmmmmm. Seems to be a bit of a theme here, big carriers are best!.
But in the tournament Beta level I got the birds, so I dug out all the Bird strategy guides and started with them and now I'm hooked.
Cloakers that can go trough ion storms, Loki's can't decloak them, Resolutes and DW's, What more can you ask for (until i try the lizards/Borg/fed.........)