Just a little tidbit I found that some others may enjoy. In case you can't tell by my avatar, I'm also a VERY big fan of Skyrim and the Elder Scrolls series. It is the only RPG I've ever played that has the type of freedom an Ultima game has, in a setting that I enjoy. I was just lurking about YouTube when I came across this interview with the creator of the series, Todd Howard, from back in June (Geek Bonus +1: Interview conducted by Wil Wheaton!). If you only watch the first 40 or so seconds of it, the answer of what drove him to develop the blockbuster series that he has may surprise you. Enjoy!