I see what you are saying, but if I wanted all vendors to have more money I could get my speech up and one of the perks in that tree gives more money to all vendors. So I wouldn't want a mode that made parts of the progression useless. I do however agree with you that at some point late in my play through, turning on some sort of quest giver icon would be great.
I am going back and listening to all of the podcasts starting from the beginning and thoroughly enjoying that segment. But I figure if they wanted to keep drinking weird energy drinks, they still would be.
Get the ebony mail from one of the daedric quests.. it is a pretty good armor for your heavy stealth dude.
Everything you want seems possible, you´ll just need some enchantments to make your mana regen a little faster, like 200%+ or else you will have to dump all of your points into magic.
Once you get sneak up to 100 you can basically disappear in a room full of enemies. Using Magic is a sure way to draw attention though.. unless you download some wussy "stealth magic" mod like Dave did for Oblivion.
@Superfriend: Or use the perk that makes magic silent. That one is pretty good too.
It's in the Illusion tree - Silent Casting. Essential for a stealth magic user!
Exactly, I got my Illusion up to 50 just to use that perk. Just spammed Muffle or whatever that spell is called.
Now I can conjure up my swords right behind my victim and they will never know it's coming.