I have it on pre-order but I honestly have to say (takes cover) I don't see what all the fuss is about.
I recently started playing the first game, got about 5 hrs in and thought it was just ...O.K.
Maybe it's just me but nothing about the game screams "THE IS THE BESTEST GAME IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD" Like a lot of folks, friends included keep telling me it is.
Maybe it's just my lack of RPG play as it's not on the top of game play type list , I dunno.
I can say I thoroughly enjoyed Oblivion so....