In DAO I have...
Male human mage (test file though I didn't do this one first, I simply wanted to play as a male Warden and do the whole Morrigan thing). Which lead to a female Rogue Hawke. That's my DA:2 test file. I've made some pretty poor decisions on that one but that's what she's there for.
Female Cousland warrior, leading to male Hawke mage. Again because I wanted to experience the warrior role in DAO and the mage role in DA:2. The Cousland storyline was very compelling and I'm glad I played through it. Getting revenge was pretty sweet. And yes being an apostate in Kirkwall is extremely tough. Honestly I don't know why a mage Hawke would stick around in such a hostile place for a decade. As soon as I made some money and the Blight was over I'd have run off to a more mage-friendly place. I consider that a design flaw actually. As a mage Hawke you run around using magic in public, the Templars eventually learn you're there and you're not turned in, captured or executed? And of course I wanted to experience being a male Hawke as well as a female.
Final combo, and I consider this my 'perfect' file.
Female human Mage Wadren. Didn't romance anyone,
I'll use the file to create a similarly 'perfect' file in DA:2 with a female warrior Hawke.
As you can guess I haven't actually finished DA:2 yet. I'm just at the start of the third chapter. I like the game. It's familiar and comfortable because there are a lot of features from the Mass Effect series which I adored. I have to say thouth DA:2 isn't as good as DAO and it certainly was a bit rushed. But overall it's a good game. I've enjoyed it. I don't feel Hawke is as epic as my Warden but I'm really hoping she makes a return in DA:3.