DOS2 really disrespected elves and I was disgusted with how similar they look to the ants in the movie Antz.
What do you expect? You really can't portray a tall, mostly fair skinned race with superior airs - without somehow bringing them low in this political climate. The lizards got the honor of arrogance and advanced society while the elves were made into tribal tree huggers. All together more lenient than how Dragon Age dealt with their offensive knife-ears.