I know a lot of people aren't sure what skills to choose and how many levels they need to choose certain paths so HERE is a link to a Skyrim skills builder brought to you by IGN.
my 2 cents. Regardless if you are a caster - melee or range or the hybrid. ENCHANTING is your friend. i found out that Smithing and Enchanting really makes your character become OP. Daedric Weapons and Dragon Armor, and you nearly one shot giants, and 3 hit dragons if you enchant right.
2011/12/20 - where will you be?
Alchemy and Enchanting are your best friends.