First and foremost; I love this game and try to play everyday. I don't mind paying a monthly fee because it is worth it to me. I would love to have more of my real life friends to play the game with but, not a single gamer i know will play the game.
The reason for this goes all the way back to beta. The beta In their opinions (also mine) left much to be desired, I felt like i was playing some random class driven mmo with elders scrolls stuff in it. Most of what i love about Elders Scrolls games was missing; Mainly the epic freedom i loved so much in past Elders Scrolls games. The freedom to cast all kinds of spells/spellcrafting, the freedom to fight and steel, and the freedom to dodge and aim.
But it was beta, that's what beta's are; stress test and building the game. The game has come a long way since the beta; once update 6 is out the game will be much more relevant to what everyone wants out of an Elders Scrolls tittle.
My Question to Zenimax is. Are you planing on doing a trial event in the near future so that my friends will play with me?!??!