Hey all. I have an upcoming opening for a staff accountant. This is a support position to the senior finance and accounting staff (that would be yours truly), and requires strong data entry skills along with a knowledge of accounting procedures.
My reasoning! Elves are graceful forest-dwellers. Ranger and druid are natural choices for them that fit perfectly. The quote on gnomes is "...where elves have a tie to nature..." This, to me, does not say sitting in a library, reading a book, memorizing. This is trekking through the wilderness, tracking animals, surviving.
Gnomes are magical by nature. They have spell-like abilities built in. They are perfect casters. I admit, bard does make some sense with their whimsical nature, but it only scratches the surface in magical potential of what a truly focused gnome could do with raw power. A gnome is a creature of magic, not a creature of entertainment.