Just a player.
In my first run through, I played three characters in parallel - an arcane warrior/spirit healer, a templar/reaver, and an assassin/duelist. I went both directions for the three racial allies, except that I somehow failed to align with the templars.
I'm working towards completing all the achievements, (which would be a first time on any game for me). I just need to romance the women now, (since all my chars were female).
I'm currently debating whether a warrior or a rogue would make a better archer.