It’s both interesting and a little sad just how much Bethesda has improved some parts of Elder Scrolls games while quietly removing some of the depth in other areas. This video from YouTuber Samyoulonline does a pretty decent job of chronicling the changes between the Big Three, Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim.
I must say, some of the more subtle changes for the worst are indeed worth being alarmed about. If Bethesda doesn’t knock it off what we might wind up with eventually is Elder Scrolls games being nice virtual reality worlds to mess around in but with little story compared to previous entries in the series. :-\