Yeah, I don't get all the fuss some people make over Oblivion. The environments were bland, the characters would have had more depth had they actually been cardboard cutouts and...well it may be because I've never played any of the other Elder Scrolls games but the lore just felt...wrong. Too many different races (cat people, lizard people AND vampires? really!?) all of which seem to act and talk exactly the same.
There just didn't seem to be any sense of coherence to the whole thing. So yeah, what little I've seen of this game hasn't really changed my opinion...but then all I've seen is some generic leather clad bloke with a horned metal bucket on his head.