I'm very excited about this game. I'd never played a "hard core" RPG before Morrowind but I fell in love with it the first time I played it. I think we have to keep in mind at this point that Oblivion won't be released untill 2006 at the earliest. The GameInformer article said late 2005 but I seriously doubt given the lack of details Bethesda is giving out now that that is realistic. Just my $0.02, and I hope I'm wrong, but given Morrowind took 5 years to develop, I'd expect Oblivion to take at least as long. Can't wait.