I felt it was good to have a place for all those who play dwarves to vent off some steam, trade funny "And then the elf walked into the door!" stories, and generally explain why those tall-eared freaks are so bad.
Personally, I dislike a race that makes claims to being first (they came second in fact) and generally think it is better then it is for no reason. Nine out of ten times, in most fantasy genre, they are the cause of more problems then they fix. In LotR, they run away despite the fact they helped to create the rings of power in the first place.
(Don't believe that whole "We didn't know" line. After all, you notice that they made their three rings without Sauron. But like to claim they did not know what is going on? Pull the other, it has bells and finger-cymbals on it.)
I will say they are good for hanging from the walls of a keep or castle. Operation Elven Shield should be in full effect!
Oh and feel free to mention, of course :P, why you decided to play a dwarf.