A philosophical question :-) :
I am relatively new to LOTRO and MMORPG in general, but learned that many (most?) players have several characters of which one is their „main“ char. I am running several chars, too: 6 per today, each with a different class. My first char was a hobbit hunter, which is now lvl 40, while the others range from lvl 14 to 24, depending on when I started them. I became fond of them all and up to now divide playing time, gear etc. approximatly equal among them. Each class and each char has it’s good sides but also things about it I do not like that much. Up to now there is none I would call my main. But levelling those 6 chars quasi simultaniously I also feel that switching between classes so often gets more and more of a challenge, as there are more and more skills and things about the class one has to learn and remember. Sooner or later I will choose one (or two) of them to spend more time on, getting into the details and learning the finesses of their class while the others will have to stand back. Don‘ t know yet which one it will be…
Now I am curious: what is special about YOUR main that makes it your main? Does it all come down to the class you like playing best? Is it the one you started with? The one which is easiest – or hardest - to level? The one with the „undying“ titel? Do you have more than one main? Is it always (or at least for a long period) the same char, or does your favour alternate? And what about your alts? How often do you play them and why do you have them and keep them?