>>62539392>Why though? There's literally nothing wrong with being short in fantasy.
People are autistic and freak out when their retard lizard brains can't easily self-insert into something.
Playing as something taller or prettier than you? That's fine, it's just an idealized version of yourself! But playing as something shorter or uglier...? No, that's unforgivable. It requires too much imagination for them to try and relate to such a creature.
It's all about the lowest common denominator, the normie, whatever or however you want to phrase it. They mostly play humans, elves, and half-elves, because those appeal to the brainlet masses who lack any sort of real imagination. I'm not disparaging humans/elves/etc., either. I quite like those races for different reasons, though I also am a fan of the other races as well. Ugly orcs, burly dwarves, fat halflings, etc.
The difference between the lowest common denominator and you is that you're capable of looking beyond the appearance of a race, you can even find something about it that you can relate to. This allows you to roleplay one, to find enjoyment out of doing so. Normies can't/won't do such a thing. They need to play something tall and pretty in their imaginary game otherwise it will hurt their ego.
This is why you always see stuff like "I want a race of savage, badass, barbarian elves that are 8 feet tall and muscled like an ox." Why not play an orc or a primitive human, if that's your fancy? Well, because neither of those are visually appealing. "I want to play a grim, viking elf clad in heavy runic armor who wields an axe." Again, why not play a dwarf or a not!viking human?