In Morrowind and Oblivion the chioce of your race or starting profession didn't change much and nothing in the ways how NPCs react to your character. Bethesda wasted much potential there. Did they do better in Skyrim?
I never finished any of the two. I lost interest some hours befor the final showdown in both cases. When I started to replay Oblivion, I realized that you are not awarded for quests properly. Often all you get is a "thank you" from one of the NPCs and often not even that. And since I already had enchanted glass armor, tons of gold and many stats maxed out, there wasn't much left to achieve and I stopped playing that minute.