I'm sure others have noticed it, but in a large way skaven are the anti-dwarfs in the same way dark elves are to high elves.

Both races use technology above other races, both live beneath the dirt, both are rather short and hairy. While Dark Elves are more numerous than High Elves and the same is true for Skaven compared to Dwarfs.

I'm not saying the comparison is perfect, but it has merit.

What say you?