I've been waiting for another Elder Scrolls game for years now. I wish I could just go to sleep right now and wake up on 11-11-11. I never buy strategy guides but I might for this game. I just want to have it since I love the series. It's $40 dollars but 660 pages long.
As for the class I'll choose... probably an Imperial or a Breton.
Small tip for the start of the game. *minor spoiler*
at the start when you leave helgen and get the quest for the golden claw, when you get it and the writing comes up on the wall make sure you loot the chest make sure you just loot all, as when you meet jarl a quest shortly after needs the very thing you've looted.