Well I used to play Morrowind alot and after Oblivion they changed the game alot because of the way you level and the npcs and mobs all level with you, so I think they made the game more maintstream to appeal to more audiences. So the Longevity of you trying to achieve max level is capped after you max your main skills, I even tried to level with the minor skills so I could try to max level that is around level 55 iirc and it is boring as hell doing this. I think they didnt change this on their next title Skyrim so its gonna be the same thing for ppl trying to achieve max level status so you can achieve Godlyness in this game. The lore is amazing aswell on this game I was really wowed back when I discovered Morrowind. I imagine that the Skyrim one will be more short then the previous ones, but still you get so much of sidequests that it will keep you busy for awhile until DLC's arrive. This time around they implemented dual wield on some gear setups lol that its so going to kick-ass, Im really hoping that it can be possible to fly on the Dragons, instead of using *fast travelling* so much, that would be really WoW like, but it could be really awesome for you to fly to any part of the map and explore stuff.