Right now I don't have a race narrowed down. I'm interested in the any of these classes: warlord, paladin, cleric, wizard. Ranger or rogue are also options, but I've played them a lot in older editions. With a new edition I think I'd like to try something very new.
One concept I have is for a paladin who is Brelish nobility. However, after serving in the war and seeing the futility of it all he gives up his lands etc. Similar to the Vow of Poverty in the Book of Exalted Deeds, just not that extreme.
This actually leads me to a question though: Being we are playing in Eberron has anyone thought about playing a veteran of the war? Or of playing an older character who maybe didn't fight in the war but was affected by it? Not sure with how this would be a problem with Jay's start up idea with us all trying to join an adventurer's guild, but certainly a case can be made for war veterans turning to a life of adventure.