Tbf it’s grindy as hell and not everyone’s play style is gonna go well with it. I’m the kind of player that leaves all the quest markers on for every single thing that I have not actively decided to avoid with my whole being. (Screw you, Daedric princes, I’m a wood elf. I don’t need more cannibalism in my life. I brought my own. (Completely carnivorous elves who honor the forest by not eating plants is the coolest lore for wood elves ever. Seems hilariously obvious in retrospect, like so many great ideas do.)) I just pick up quests when in Riften, then whenever I happen to be in a target city I’ll see the markers and get them done. It takes a very long time, but it’s a very long game so it gradually comes together. The merchants are a really nice touch. Delvin’s voice is so good though? They both are. They all are! They inspire emotional investment in these characters. I just can’t get over how much I love that Delvin sounds like someone whose nose has been broken and didn’t heal quite right because noses are a bitch like that. That’s either some very cool voice work or truly inspired casting. Either way, the Thieves Guild has so much character. I’m extremely protective of these people. They are my people, and if you fuck with them I will bite you something memorable. Don’t test me, I’m a wood elf.