I do think people will have to go in with an open mind. I'm a big elder scrolls fans but I know there will be quite a few different things put in for it to be an mmo, so I'll try to keep my disappointment of certain features not in out of evaluating the game. I suppose it is kind of similar of GW2 coming from GW1.
This is huge.
We can't expect that we'll be able to kill any old peasant walking the street, or being able to steal 100 watermelons and then drop them all over the place. The sandboxy features we've come to adore will most likely be replaced with conventional MMO gimmicks. Hopefully, the world will still feel alive enough to enjoy it like other Elder Scrolls games.
I'd still be playing if PvP was more enjoyable. When the game first came out, everyone was only running balanced builds so every fight required tactical decisions and well timed dodges.
Nowadays, everyone is just a glass cannon. The fights don't last long, and hardly take any real skill or tactical manuevers. The PvP has so much potential (in fact, at one point I said it was the best PvP I'd ever taken part in) but I'll have no part in the 1-shot circlejerk.