I finally got the game to run for a little over two hours, and I managed to save and Alt-Tab out so I could post this to share my thoughts...
I love the game, though it definitely has a few things I don't love (smaller cities is a little hard for me to get used to), but overall, I like it a lot. Its very good looking on my PC, although I do have some odd performance drops, though my rig can handle Tomb Raider on max, but I think that's to be expected from EA.
Overall, I think they failed to screw this game up in terms of the actual gameplay, which is a surprise, as EA has screwed up most of their games as of late IMO.
What's the matter? You can't stand the balls of a strong Nord woman?