You mean like paying to experience storyline content or accessing the Paladin/Dark Knight transformations?
I hated that. >=T
I'm starting to think Elves have some sort of complex about dual wielding. Honestly, I think a better idea would be to create elf exclusive items that go in the shield slot and provide boosts since that would be easier to balance since it wouldn't give elves literally twice the amount of magic attack from their (presumably step 6) wands. Something like spellbooks, but repairable and giving some boosts outside of mana conservation.