Ooo, and I have to crow. I got a backstab with a SWORD yesterday. It was just a goblin, but it walked right up to me without noticing me, turned around JUST out of range, I took the two steps necessary and down it went. x6 damage, baby! But sniping unsuspecting victims with a bow is still the best (x3 damage).
It was somewhat disconcerting, however (it's fading now, but...) to start speaking to some NPC and realize 'That's the voice of Azura!" as the woman that voiced the driving force behind Morrowind did the voice(s) for workaday NPCs for Oblivion.