Is there a house you have never played?
Are there houses you avoid because they do not appeal to you in some way?
Would you make a Magi just to see what you would come up with?
I have never player nor have I ever wanted to play a Merinita, and yet as I was doing work for our TT covenant, I started making a Merinita who was a past resident of the covenant. I really started to see and enjoy the House, never aware that the Merinita could provide a stable platform which I always prefer for my characters. I don't like characters that I know will not be good for roleplaying... but I also seem to dislike playing characters that are flimsy when it comes to personal drive. However, as I was making this Merinita, I started to see the roleplaying benefit of playing a character who was not quite my personality.
It was fun, and in the future I could see myself maybe playing a Merinita... probably not they still are annoying me a bit.
I created Eluk Ilsow ex Merinita simply as a author for a tractatus, but soon came up with a fun character. Eluk was also called the Charlatan, and was the target of two Wizards War, when on occasion her trickster spirit led her to offend and once even nearly kill another magus. Tribunal has issued no few numbers of punishments and has even threatened the Merinita with expulsion from Tribunal.
It was during one such punishment, as Eluk was given over to a Tytalus to act as a assistant in a lab, that Eluk Ilsow demonstrated her exact and amazing skill at writing serious books on topics of magic. The Tytalus began a great scheme of manipulating Eluk into commit more and more crimes against himself, so that she must work writing detailed and insightful books of great Quality.
Eventually the Tytalus revealed to the Merinita maga, as well as the rest of the order, the amazing talent and skill that Eluk Ilsow possessed in elaborate and beautiful works of literature. Eluk, having never experienced admiration by anyone, more or less her entire house as well as Tribunal, was shocked and fretful of how this new reputation would change her.
She vanished for four years. Some speculating that she fled to the realms of faeries, while others simply believed she fled by more mundane routes. However, Eluk Ilsow returned, old and graying and baring some new and hardened scars. She was still the trickster and on occasion had to be censored by the Tribunal, but more often than not Eluk remained in her sanctum, writing. Always writing.