I'll miss Vvardenfell (and whatever of mainland Morrowind that was damaged/destroyed as well). It was a great source of culture, and its people, though xenophobic, were easy to get attached to. If nothing else, their xenophobia challenged me and made me wish to strive to earn their respect. I felt a sense of accomplishment when the people who knew me as "n'wah" began calling me "Nerevarine" and treated me like one of their own. It makes me wish for the Dunmer people to see me for who I am and not another oppressive foreigner! Cyrodiil simply didn't draw me in emotionally.
Hopefully, Skyrim will give us new reasons to be attached to the Nords. Are they really just drunken buffoons? Or is there something that lies deeper than that? How has hundred of years of history changed them? How has the Imperial occupation affected their culture? Is there bitterness towards other specific races? How do they treat family and clan ties? Are they loyal to their hold or to their nation as a whole? What is their political structure? These are the sorts of questions Bethesda needs to be thinking about. If such questions are answered, perhaps we can come to love the Nords as well?