I've got the book too. It's nearly 700 pages long (and in tiny print). If you wait a year to buy it then you'll probably complete it by around 2015 I reckon! There's literally hundreds if not thousands of hours of gameplay possible. *Gulp*
Had a go on this using my mate's "benchmark" PC (he runs about 8 cores and 4 graphics cards, apparently - I say apparently because I glaze over when he starts in on his nerd porn...).
Looked very pretty (you could almost smell the dung!), though the character animation was a bit shonky wrt the environment (characters sliding unconvincingly over the scenery, mostly). Found the fact that you stripped dead enemies down to their shreddies slightly disturbing, and really didn't like the sword-fighting mechanic very much - but then again, I much prefer unloading a G63 or an ACR on a target from a respectable distance away!
Not for me sadly - I'll wait for Borderlands 2 (or start Farcry 2 with a new character perhaps?)
I was going to wait for the GOTY edition but my Elite died on Saturday night with an E74 fault
So I ordered a new 250GB S from The Hut on Sunday for £170.
Then on Monday a friend pointed me to a deal on Amazon which was Xbox 250GB S, 12 months Live, Halo CE Anniversary for £170 and an extra £20 for Skyrim.