my issue with the steriotypes
is when i play a character so drastically different from the steriotypes of their race, even if they are of a similar race class combination, people tell me i'm having BADWRONGFUN.
whether it's the Dwarven Druid that speaks to the earth, works as a Feng Shui Master, and has a pet Jaguar he rescued from slavers in a jungle ship
or the Elven Huntress whom uses every part she can of what she kills, including, consuming the flesh of her slain humanoid foes or feeling more like a bounty hunter and brigand than a proper tree hugger.
or heck, a Gnome whom doesn't have a 50 syllable name, doesn't tinker with gears, and lives a warden in service to a nymph matron whom abuses her if she doesn't remember to clean the pond on the new moon of every month.
My initial knee jerk response to this is that you need to play with less judgmental people. Given the other characters that you have mentioned in the past, I'm flabbergasted that they'd have a problem with a deviation on the core races.
In any case, perhaps it isn't the races. Maybe it is the people you play with.