Just reinstalled Oblivion for the third time in a last ditch attempt to actually get into the game. I'd previously found the whole thing generic and not terribly engaging, but after installing what felt like a metric ton of community mods, I'm actually rather enjoying it. Fortunately, I still have my old saves and had the presence of mind to save right before exiting the sewers so I can make a new character without having to bother with that tedious tutorial level again.
I actually have three characters on the go; a high elf mage, a Redguard (sp?) assassin thief archer and a Breton warrior with a pension for acrobatics, fast running and blade work.
Oh, and I have no intention of going anywhere near an Oblivion gate or delivering that necklace for a *long* time yet!