sorry i don't understand u guys bashing oblivion..
i have not played morrowind but i think oblivion was awesome...can anyone shed light as to why morrowind was better than oblivion??
The only reason (besides those above, which aren't exactly bad things if you're just looking at the game), is because Oblivion was copying sorta say Tolkien world, it was more dumb friendly than morrowind (pointers on map, auto-scaling monsters for example), few cool things like spears were removed and it didn't feature the "unique" feeling that morrowind had... you know... I'm in completely different world.
If you played Shivering Isles expansion for Oblivion I'm sure you understand how that feeling is awesome.
Now when Skyrim comes out, concerning the even stronger effect of consolitis, a lot of people will bad mouth it... they even started to for "nerfing" attributes, weapons aren't able to degrade anymore, everything regenerates faster and in battle etc. Like there won't be mods to put it "back to normal". I'm highly psyched for Skyrim and I'm sure it will be one of the most awesome games of all times... everything points to it (except the weird 6GB size).