Guys, I don't think he meant that the game itself would be short, but that he wouldn't enjoy it and therefore not last long for him. Am I correct on that assessment?
Anyways, congrats! I was wrong about Skyrim on many things.
I played Oblivion and hated it. Couldn't get to grips with the game at all. The thing about how much everything weighs. Really, really struggled with the game in general, the combat, etc. I gave it at least 10 hours of play but it just didn't click. Never played another Elder game after that. I got Kingdoms of Amalur which drew me in and I can see a lot of Skyrim in KOA and vice versa but you can't really compare the two, at least I can't. Both good for their own merits but prefer Skyrim.