I'm currently happily playing SWTOR smile and especilly Taris feels as being HUGE ! (I'm not much further than that, though.)

I haven't played any of the Elder Scrolls games yet, so I can't judge.

I believe, however, that for some people a smallr world is sufficient, whereas other people want rather a bigger world.

And then : Let's not forget the aspect of Detail ! : A richly detailed environment where there are always new things to discover are - at least in my personl opinion - alw<ys a great thing !
The bad side of this is, that the bigger an environment is, the mire difficult it is to place all of these little, neat detals into this world ...

When you find a big kettle of crazy, it's best not to stir it.
--Dilbert cartoon

"Interplay.some zombiefied unlife thing going on there" - skavenhorde at RPGWatch