http://gameolosophy.com/games/15-reasons-why-skyrim-will-be-awesome-latest-news-on-skyrim/" "Howard noted that the eight original character attributes from previous Elder Scrolls games have been condensed into three: magica, health, and stamina."This is exactly what I did not want, it is too simplified. R.I.P Bethesda
This is a small part of the overall game. This one item does not make or break the purchase for me. I think I've read there are more skills to work on so instead of pushing points into an assortments of stats and skills, it's less stats, more skills? Will be interesting to see what they come up with. I wouldn't not be so quick to toss them overboard with this game. It's possible it's going to be too simplified but I haven't seen much come out of them that I'd call "simple". A game doesn't need eight stats to be deep. You can make it deep in many other ways.
I look forward to a quick look from Giant Bomb.