I can't decide at all which is a problem because it means I can't put perks in either one, or into smithing until I figure out. I know in Oblivion Heavy Armor made your magic weaker. Does Heavy Armor make your magic weaker? In this game, the light armor perks seem much, much better then the Heavy Armor perks. So if your magic is weaker, I might go with light armor.
On my character my primary skills are one handed, destruction, block, restoration. Pretty much I'm either a mage who can fight, or a warrior who does magic (not really sure which one I'll end up being probably a 50/50 on both).
In Oblivion, I used Heavy Armor, not sure if that was the right decision for a similar build. However in Oblivion, the perks were the same AND I pretty much focused on being a warrior until later in the game. Which meant that even though magicka was affected my heavy armor was so high I didn't need to worry that much. In this game I'm doing a lot of magic now, so I'm not sure if it will negatively affect it.
I however, do not like the light armor look, but since its a first person game, that doesn't matter that much. Interestingly enough, the heavy armor does not seem that much better, in Oblivion it seemed heavy armor had like twice as much protection. Here its like +3 on an item with 50 protection anyways in the heavy vs. light one.
93% of statistics are lies.