I haven't played enough of Morrowind. Though I have it on Xbox, and the controls suck. Might pick it up later. But I adored Oblivion. It was and still is one of my favourite games. A few bugs and glitches and whatnot, but hopefully they'll all be fixed.
I wasn't too fussed about controlling underlings. I was just happy having a small army that walked around with you. Except they didn't do a lot...And the Adoring Fan was just annoying.
Needless to say, I'm extremely excited for Skyrim.
And I haven't played any of the ME's either. I want to though. I've heard almost nothing but good.