I really enjoyed that game... It has a lot of features that Skyrim didn't include and I kind of miss them. Maybe some day I'll reinstall Morrowind and play through it again. I did so enjoy earning awesome lairs through the houses.
You should watch "TUN: The Elder Scrolls VI - Youtubia" by MrBtongue, and "The Elder Scrolls : The Dumbing Down" by samyoulonline (on YouTube). You'd QUITE agree with their points and your opinions should evolve!
Just started playing Morrowind after 7 years and I come across this. This picture has what Morrowind lacks due to graphics/engine limitations. I can imagine hundreds of cantons from this with thousands of people living here.