"Protoss" means "The Firstborn". In the storyline behind the game, they are the first creation of the Xel'Naga, a most likely extinct species which was obsessed with creating the ultimate lifeform.
The Protoss represent the purity of form. The Zerg represent the purity of essence.
I am Protoss. I am complete. The Conclave will overcome. Hail Tassadar.
Also a cool race in Starcraft
Fred : I prefer Zerg.
Billy : Well, my Dark Templar will kick your Zerg ground units any day.
Fred : Well, I would show you who's ground units would be kicked.
Billy: You would bet on that?
Protoss units are the strongest of all races, but are the most expensive so they often get outnumbered.
Due to the ease of controlling less units, having stronger units, the versatility of photon cannons, and building warping, Protoss is considered as the "noob-friendly" race and it's the most overplayed race in online Starcraft.
Yet in competitive level Starcraft, Protoss is considered as the weakest race since with greater multitasking and tactics involved amongst competitive Starcraft, Zerg and Terran players trump Protoss ones.
-Cannon Rush you with the scouting probe
-Proxy gate you
-Double gate and zealot rush you
-Turtle in his base with mass cannons and tech to carriers
Player A: Man I keep losing in ICCUP as Zerg, what can I do to boost my record?
Player B: Play Protoss for easy wins!