Fallout 3 was too easy. So I'm going to put it on hardcore from the start and mainly use melee weapons. I'll still put a few points in small guns in case of enemies that are out of my reach, but melee weapons will be my focus.
I'm looking forward to being able to just sell most of my ammo. I'll be rolling in caps!
I really never used melee weapons. The only one i used was the Shishkebab because it looked cool. I guess they could be pretty reliable if i maxed out my melee/unarmed skill. But it's my preference, i like killing from a distance.