I didn't hate oblivion because it was complex or noob friendly
I hated oblivion because it was a broken game.
the scaled level bad guys turned every single rat into a life or death struggle and minotaurs into ten to fifteen minutes of hacking, and I hated every second of it. --- the artist formerly known as southe03 and southe05. Currently playing: Baldur's Gate 2; Zelda Twilight Princess, and Chrono Trigger
I didn't like the Oblivion portals either, and I think Skyrim is a better game for getting rid of them. If the only thing you really didn't like about Oblivion were the portal levels, then you'll probably like Skyrim. If you have a problem with the rest of Oblivion, you probably won't like Skyrim either. --- "come on Max. Let's go before more of them show up" he started up the car and drove to Arizona.
The portal to Oblivion Plane still exist in this game - but they are less used than they were in TES 4, much less on the appearance. Daedric Princes are still exist within this game as well, so be careful. --- American Sign Language is my primary language - deal with it! "ESL" is standing for "English Sign Language", period.