OXM ETboy wrote:Get Dragonborn, especially if you've played Morrowind. Dawnguard's less essential - in brief, being a Vampire Lord is surprisingly frustrating.
Never played Marrowind, I'm an Elder Scrolls newbie, but I took at look at your review - 'giant flying jellyfish' got my attention
Glad you like it, I always feel guilty when I recommend stuff and people hate it although I felt pretty confident with the game of the year.
As Ed says the Dragonborn DLC is well worth it (playing it myself at the moment) and set in a completely new area, or at least an old area from a previous Elder Scrolls but new for Skyrim. But since the main game will easily provide 100+ hours of game play before you start to run out of new plot threads I'd wait until the next time it's on sale. Assuming you're on a Gold membership Bethesda knock 50% of the price about every three months or so.
Oh and do a bit of background reading on the Elder Scrolls Wiki if you're a ES newbie, even if just to read the plots of the previous games. You've got about a 1,000 years of back story to catch up on
Confirmation Bias is a bad thing, I've read a book that agreed with me about that