I'm sure this probably makes me some sort of evil philistine of gaming but at least i gave it a fair chance.
I've tried to play this 3 times and each time i've got annoyed with it and given up on it, usually for one of the following reasons:
1. The main quest FORCES you to use the god awful, dull, repetitive combat system; you can't even avoid using the crap system by playing a sneaky character because at one point or another in the main quest you just plain have to use it.
2. The supposed "freedom" the game offers you is BS because you basically have to play a combat character, if you play as a non combat class and you go through levelling your main NON COMBAT skills all the monsters level up around you and end up handing you your arse every 5 minutes.
I basically end up grinding combat skills just so that i can walk around the bloody world, if i wanted to do that i'd of bought WoW for Christ's sake.
3. Those bloody Oblivion gates are the most mundane, repetitive things i may well have ever come across in a game, it doesn't help that most of the main quest is dull as dishwater as well.
Can i see why people like it? Yes, but i'm sorry i simply don't, i wish i did because i want a decent western RPG for my 360 now i've finished Mass Effect, it's a technical marvel but most of the unconventional and supposed "revolutionary" design decisions just plain piss me off.
I'll give it a 7/10 because it's obviously a great game, just not at all for me.