To be honest, I don’t… “hate” Skyrim, per-say? Hate’s too strong a word for any game for me, and even then Skyrim isn’t necessarily a terrible game despite how much I dislike it.
Which probably sounds weird, but that’s just me; most games that I dislike aren’t just plain old bad games. I don’t have an emotional dislike of, say, Bubsy, or Superman 64, or so on. They’re shit games, but there’s nothing particularly redeemable about them. They might have had potential, but it’s more conceptual, rather than being very flawed games with some good ideas (like Gates to Infinity, or Super Mystery Dungeon to a lesser extent).
Anyway, to get back to the question, the reason I don’t like Skyrim is because it feels creatively bankrupt.
Here’s my Dovahkiin, a young grumpy Dunmer named Rektan. (I might change the name in the future).
He’s often bitter and sarcastic, and sometimes he should hold his tongue.
When his father dies of illness, he decides to leave the poor, barren Morrowind and travel the world, looking for a better life. However, he’s caught by the Imperial guards right after passing the border with Skyrim, and finds himself stuck there with all the Dovahkiin stuff going on. He hates Skyrim and the Nords and the cold and everybody, he wishes he could leave, but
eventually he’ll learn to accept his role and care for others.