I am personally a huge fan of dwarves and can agree with a lot of what is said here but I can also disagree on many levels.
First off ammo is what keeps dwarf units in check, if snipers had unlimited ammo then ANY front line would melt faster than they already do. Just take a moment to watch your next battle and look at all the crits you see popping up over the now dead bodies of your enemies.
Now against Lich this breaks down into a luck category much like humans with Virion and morale. Some well placed crits can quickly melt the frontline that opens up a pathway to those retardedly OP spiders in the back. Also keep in mind that dwarves have it MUCH easier against spiders compared to humans, the splash damage done to them is just sickening.
So a suggestion I have that may be shot down by any and all f2p players...get Jacques. Not only is he insanely OP but between his ammo boosts and Grimms my ammo lasts MUCH MUCH longer. I do have to agree about the silver/gold tank ammo issue however, the gatling and flamethrower is what makes them different than any other basic siege weapon and if ammo does effect it then it should still work at a reduced rate.
So basically to summarize I feel dwarf isn't as bad as so many people make them out to be. They have their strengths, they are fun, they are strong early game and great against boss fights, but they have their weaknesses too. My advice is just to play what you enjoy because it's only a matter of time before the power cycle rotates and Lich gets the nerf they deserve, then whoever is on top will follow, again and again and again.
P.S if I really had to complain it would be gold miners in the same research category as rockets and snipers. Techs are actually pretty good but when it comes down to what to research, snipes and rockets will win every single time.
Well I like what you're saying. I do think I would enjoy dwarf more than human for multiple reasons. The only reason I originally stayed human was because of bane, I love Viking lore and stuff and the idea of getting Viking was awesome, but I've gotten them since and they are so beyond underwhelming. Level 6 silver thanes were garbage compared to my level 3 silver orcs so that's kind of out the window. My main concern is still how far behind I will fall on my server switching races and the other is the new races. No one knows when they are coming out or what they will ultimately be but new is always fun so I want to be able to give them a shot and having my main troops all never be injured will potentially be costly.
And a question I had was have you seen the new gafgar abilities? You still think Jacques will be better than him after the patch? He will be giving all mechs an hp buff and have a mech heal which seems strong but I haven't looked into jacques much so I'm not sure which is stronger.