I've been considering rewriting the fantasy races, stripping them down the way I did the classes. Part of this would rely on off-loading racial skills to cultural backgrounds, which means that humans raised by elves will have elven skills, dwarves raised by humans will have human skills.
I'm thinking I don't really care about maintaining the enormous dwarven saving throw bonus or some of the other bonuses. I'm tempted to strip it all down to "dwarves are a broad, four-foot tall humanish folk with an innate sense of magnetic north and depth underground" and leave it at that.
Would that seem too stripped down? Do you think it still requires racial level limits, or possibly a hit dice cap?