The consensus seems to be that oblivion was the weakest TES game of the past 3. Why? I had more fun and playtime with oblivion than I ever did with morrowind, and Skyrim (to me) is roughly equal, if not slightly better than oblivion.
Oblivions world was freaking awesome and that seems to be what many people hate. Idk, it was beautiful. The terrain was pretty varied, too. I found Ayleid ruins to be objectively better in quality and excitement than Nordic ruins, and Oblivion had no shortage of forts, as well. Oblivions questlines were infinitely better than Skyrims, too. There was a large variety of weapons and armor, spellmaking, classes, etc.
The character creation really wasn't as bad as people make it out to be. The graphics were fairly decent for the game's time as well. I admit the levelling thing was a problem, but at least there was a constant challenge throughout the game. I didn't mind it at all; it was preferable, IMO, to being massively and ostensibly overpowered. --- World at War was the best CoD.
Levelled enemies/loot/quest rewards were the main thing. Then there was the speed trees and generic lego dungeons.
Beyond that, the quests were infinitely times better, the random loot itself was better (I.E. Mudane Ring, Ring of the Iron Fist, Amulet of Axes/Swords vs Skyrim's... Yeah.) --- T8e w*!m+% i, wh[>e 1)v=d [o6r %8fe. The woman in white saved your life.
I seriously believe that I am the ONLY person in existence who actually prefers the "leveled enemies" from Oblivion, while everyone else prefers to just complain. --- I shoulda listened to 'em cause it all made sense, burn the bodies, burn the clothes, burn up all the evidence.