Even with all of its faults, I still think Skyrim is a great game.
I installed Oblivion on my PC, played a couple of hours and have never played it again. I did the same with Marrowind.
Bethesda pretty much took everything that was great about the previos Elder Scrolls games and combined that with what they'd learned after making Fallout 3 and New Vegas, to make a really fun game. Yeah, the melee combat is broken, but it was in Fallout as well, but the ranged fighting and exploration is what is great about Skyrim.