I've spent a few points here and there, I spread myself a little too thin. I'm just soldiering through everything to catch up on those perks though. If I can't beat a certain area, I just go into werewolf form and tear shit up.
Here's the thing. I spent an unhealthy amount of time in Morrowind back in the day designing and building my house. I lined up rubies and diamonds on the shelves, I put food in bowls on the tables, I stacked books in all the corners and on the desks. I did that so much that an overflow loot bag appeared on one of my shelves, permanently ending my ability to set down anymore items in the house, AND destroying the flow of the room. I literally stopped playing once that happened.
But this has been something I've been unable to replicate in any Bethesda game since. It seems to me that items no longer drop exactly where your cursor is pointed and instead drop somewhere around in mid air, usually leading to them falling to the ground and bouncing around somewhere. The same seems to be the case in Skyrim. So what are you doing? Are you just trying to get stuff to fall in positions where it looks relatively believable, or am I missing something?
Use the grab button, man. Instead of pressing A (well, on the 360 it's a) to pick an item up, hold A for a second then you can freely move it around. You were also able to do this in Fallout 3 and Oblivion but there was an entirely seperate grab button.
Fun fact: I think you can grab and drag dead bodies. I did it once and didn't know how I did it until you confirmed we can drag things.
1st person. Playing 3rd person is too strange in a Besthesda game. Third person has been greatly improved since Fallout 3... but I still prefer first person (despite how sometimes its hard to locate what's hitting me or what the hell is going on in a fight).