Clerics, Favored Souls, and Paladins have access to one of five deities that grant deity specific bonuses. Three of these deities, however, are race specific: Lord of Blades for Warforged, Undying Court for Elves, and Vulkoor for Drow. Only two are race neutral: Sovereign Host and Silver Flame. These, however, seem to be predominantly human deities because most, if not all, of their in-game representatives are humans. Half-elves has access to either their elven heritage or their human heritage for enhancements and deity.
That leaves us with three races remaining: half-orcs, halflings, and dwarves. I am not overly concerned about either half-orcs or halflings. Half-orcs are of little concern because, within my recollection of DnD lore, I cannot remember a non-evil orcish deity, and allowing an evil orcish deity would be potentially problematic within the current ddo alignment restrictions (wouldn't it be odd to see a lawful good, half-orc cleric following a chaotic evil god). Nor can i remember any halfling-specific deity. Halflings, rather, always seemed to live in or within close proximity to humans and were more likely to simply follow a human deity.
There was, however, always a dwarven deity. So, why is a dwarven deity lacking in DDO? Is there any possibility of adding one for clerics, favored souls, and paladins in the (near) future?
(The introduction of a dwarven deity could be paired well with a forgotten realms quest pack or expansion: An ancient red dragon is gathering his forces to seize control of the breach between ebberon and the forgotten realms; the dwarves were the first to respond; join them in beseeching the assistance of the metallic dragons and defeating the red dragon's draconic armada. Just a thought.)