Seriously? I got on the TES wagon when Oblivion came about. Afterwards, following the recommendation of every TES fan in the world, I tried to get into Morrowind, but I couldn't take the dated tech and graphics. Was it the plot? The environment? The characters? Why is it so loved?
Morrowind when it was released at the time was up to date and brilliant It's normal really, it's easy to play games that look more realistic as you go on but much harder the other way around --- PSN: Goldengeartwo. Steam account: Galvatron Elder scrolls RP: Elixium, High elf vampire lord.
It's still a great game. But back then, I suspect it was magnificent. I played it 2011 and had a blast. (although it starts insanely slow due to horrible stamina.) I can't imagine how much more fun I would have had if I played it when released. Thankfully, Oblivion introduced me to the wonderful world of TES.
It's the same reason why people shrug when they now play FFVI & VII, MGS, Ocarina of Time, Halo 1, etc. You had to be there. --- "In the Grim Darkness of the far future... there is only awesome"