Bethesda has a bit of a track record of exaggerating the features of it's games...anybody remember some of the claims about it's last iteration of Radiant AI?...so I tend to be a little cautious about accepting what they say without a huge grain of salt.
Even worse, they have been showing a trend of dumbing down each chapter of the Elder Scrolls from the previous edition and trying to play that down. I'm hearing they have cut the number of skills again, this time down to eighteen. And thats just what they are willing to admit so far.
And don't even get me started on Oblivion's level scaling in loot and monsters. There was absolutely no reason to explore in Oblivion as you could get the same results just visiting the same dungeon over and over again. There was nothing to find. A huge step backwards from Morrowinds hand placed items.
So while I hope they learned from their mistakes, I'm sort of fearful of their tendency to "streamline" things.
"@Dreagon - Comparing Oblivion to Deer Hunter was just ridiculous and you should be ashamed of yourself... it just made you look like a Class-A cunt." - theyarecomingforyou