However, I know a lot -- and I mean a lot -- of men who have female characters. In fact, I'd possibly even say that I don't know any male WoW players who don't have at least one female character! I know one man who has a female main, even. Now, whether this says more about my friends than the reality of the average WoW player, I'm not sure!
But why? I personally wouldn't want to roll a male character. I'm a bit of a girly-girl, appearance-wise, and I like being feminine. I don't want to feel masculine in game any more than I do in reality. I also secretly think that other players may have been kinder to me in the past thanks to my in-game femininity, and male friends have reported the same when they've rolled female characters. WoW's female characters are generally more elegant in movement and animation than male ones, so maybe that's part of why men play them too.
So, how about you? Do you stay true to your real gender in game? And why?