Just wondering why people pick dark side and not stay light side if both are equal in power. No reason?
Or just in this game they were equal for gameplay purposes?
From experience, I guess it comes down mainly to the race I choose, my perception concerning their overall background and the voice acting. My mood for the day when I start that character also helps as well but there are some exceptions for sure...
For instance, my sorcerer, unlike my assassin, was supposed to be LS in theory but after listening to the female voice acting, she being a rattataki, her look and so forth, I ended up going DS mostly. It just feels more natural to me overall.
Still, to each his own, though I'm not fan of the "dark for the sake of being dark" perspective or vice-versa.