They've changed this game a lot. It's a lot more player friendly now. You get good rewards each time you level up, they just added a skill adviser to help new players build their character correctly, and so forth.
Enjoying it. My new character is in the Ebonheart faction. Playing as a Dark Elf Dragonknight. Going for a magic based DPS build.
Jumping back into this. Will be starting a new character, perfect time for anyone else to jump in.
The game, included Morrowind and the new Elsweyr Prologue quest, is free to play now through April 3rd. So a good time to check it out. Base game is also on sale for like $10, and the game plus the Summerset expansion is on sale for a few dollars more than that.
The new expansion, Elsweyr, drops in June and it looks really good. They've unleashed the dragons.