Jump forward a few years and the exact same thing happened with the next game in the series, Oblivion. Which did not only mark a significant jump in terms of the Elder scrolls series itself but also heralding a new era of next gen gaming. When I first bought my Xbox 360 I only had the money to buy one game at the time and I settled with Oblivion. I say 'settled' but that couldn't be further from the truth. That game kept me absolutely hooked for weeks on end. Infact I think it was the ONLY game I played for what must have been the first two months of owning an xbox.
So judging by my own personal track record with the most recent Elder scrolls games I can only be excited about the newest addition to the family. It's getting late now so my brain don't function too good. I'll check back in tomorrow with some more ramblings about the other games I'm waiting to get in the next few weeks!