Some people seem to have missed the part about starting at level 1. As for me, I don't really have a favorite character. More of a favorite type. (Some healing, some Wizard type spells, a fair number of skills. So probably a Bard.)
I checked started with D&D and play that and others. Which is technically true. But the very first 'game night' I had we played both D&D (one of the Basic games, it was around '79) and Traveller. Currently I'm in two groups. One plays mostly 5E, the other plays whatever anyone wants to run.
Doesn't sound like my cup of tea. The Freaking Realms? Not a fan. A rag-tag bunch of inept morons on a heist? Definitely not a fan. I want a group of competent adventurers in a d@!# dungeon! Also, no cleric, as usual.
Cottage/shepherd's pie is meat, mashed potatoes and corn. What's with all this other stuff being thrown into it? KISS for the win! (Ok, maybe some milk with the mashed spuds, and some butter wouldn't go amiss.)