Before I say anything let me just point out a few things. I enjoy Bethesda's games. Oblivion, Fallout 3, and New Vegas I've had lots of fun with the creative and wonderful worlds that Bethesda has crafted. True there are some glitches and bugs here and there but none of them got in the way of my questing as I just had to see just how much further I could go before I had to put the controller down for lack of sleep ,food, or bathing. Skyrim is no exception to this. I cannot say a single bad thing about the game and after having played an hour at a friends house it only firmly cemented that I had to get my hands on this.
However over time I've become more conscious on how I spend my hard earned dollars often finding it's best to wait until a price drop. Patience certainly favored me when I got my hands on Fallout New Vegas a month ago brand spanking new for only $15. Of course I also wanted to wait until the game got some patches as many critics including those here cited some of the games almost game breaking bugs forcing you to restart or find a previous save if you wanted to keep playing. Thankfully that hasn't happened to me yet as I'm certainly loving this game. Still I don't have all the expansions yet as I plan to download them and considering the total cost it was still a good idea to wait.
But of course there is in fact an ultimate edition of New Vegas coming that will bundle all the expansions in one nice little bundle. Bethesda did the same with it's Game of the Year Editions for Oblivion and Fallout 3 the price seeming like a steal with such great adventures and all the extras packed in. I think I should also mention that when I picked up New Vegas I went to Xbox Live Market place to find that all the Pre-Order DLC packs were available for next to nothing and oh how that made me smile. But given Bethesda's track record it's almost assured that one year from now Skyrim will have a GotY edition of it's own packing in expansions and maybe some DLC to boot. Not to mention the price could very well be half of what it sells for now. I'll admit I felt a little suckered when I saw this with Oblivion after buying the game on week 1 and it's expansions the week they were released as well. Still it's not to say that took away my enjoyment but I couldn't help but think about how much money I could've saved if I just waited one year.
This my friends is the reason why I have yet to get my hands on Skyrim yet. Again it's a beautiful, wonderful, and fantastic looking adventure, just I feel it may be wiser to simply bide my time, be patient and buy the game when the GotY edition hits. I've made this argument to a few of my friends who got the game who have either simply shrugged or told me "Seriously? You wanna wait a whole year before you play this?!"
But that's just my two cents folks. Other than the fact I have to miss out for 12 months I really don't see any other down side to waiting. Although I'm sure some of you folks might have some arguments. What say you?