I felt the same way about Oblivion despite trying to get into it several times (on XBox 360 and PC). Skyrim's gameplay is far more engaging. I have Skyrim for PC and XBox 360, and it is far better on PC. The load times are just ridiculous on XBox 360, and the lack of hotkeys makes the gameplay EXCRUCIATING. If you are a fan of open world RPGs, then Skyrim is probably the best in that genera (IMO).
I just finished the final boss fight in Dawnguard with my mage. What a fantastic fight that was. I beat it on Master, now I want to go back and beat it on Legendary.
Except you forgot to address the "you will never feel strong" part of his post. This is absolutely THE main reason I hate Skyrim. The difficulty is so random and so not tiered in a way that gives you a sense of progression, that it's completely deflating. It's the worst thing about the game, followed closely by "most skills don't work, don't work the way they should, or are completely useless" which extremely limits your character customization.