I finally picked up Oblivion over the weekend and (apart from the occasional freeze, constant stutters when moving around, naff accents and odd character animations) it's a great game, I can see it sucking up a lot of my time. But I can't lockpick to save my life - I know the skill is bound to improve as I practice, but that's not much use when I'm constantly running out of lockpicks! Even a lock with two pins takes me up to 20 lockpicks to open. Which is exacerbated by the fact that I'm useless at pickpocketing (for keys) as well. It's simple sneaking up on someone and seeing what they have, but as soon as I leave their inventory screen I get nabbed. I've only once successfully stolen keys, only to lose them a few minutes later when I accidentally pickpocketed someone when I was trying to talk to them! (Can you keep stolen items by dropping them, trying something illegal, and if you get caught you can pick them up again when you get out of jail?) Anyone any good at this?