The Daily Grind: How do you choose a side?

This morning I'm finally getting 'round to installing City of Heroes. But while the game downloads and patches, I've been reading the manuals and trying to figure out which side I want to join. Normally I follow my friends or take the moral high-ground by picking the 'good' side.

Granted, in many fantasy MMOs, the line between good and evil is a blurry mess. Take WoW for example. The Alliance are not angels but neither are the Horde completely without merit or compassion. City of Heroes is stark in its choices and definitions of good and evil; there's a line. So readers, I ask you, how do you choose a side? Do you prefer playing as good or evil characters? Do you think our definitions of good and bad have the same ramifications in the virtual world as they do in reality?
This article was originally published on Massively.