I've spent far too much of my life playing Oblivion. My most recent character started out as a sneaky archer type, but ended up being a very adept generalist. By levelling pedantically (concentrating only on the primary stats which required the levels and avoiding ANY wasted advancement in any other skill), I maxed out all of the primary stats except for Luck which topped out at 87 IIRC. At that point it becomes a very straightforward game where you can kill ogres with a slap.
The character was also female - a Breton. I've always found that with RPGs, whenever I play as a male character I am far too gung-ho and die fairly quickly/often. If I play as a female character I feel far more protective of her and end up having far better judgement in battle situations. The male animal in me also appreciates the aesthetics of a female character and I find powerful women attractive.
There's an insight into my nature you all probably didn't need lol. ;-)