I've played ranged combat heroes in all the TES games, but I highly recommend running at least one character through Skyrim as a melee combatant. There's this perk, see (Devastating Blow in two-handed, Savage Strike in one-handed) that have a chance of decapitating your enemy.

Seriously, while frying an opponent with fire balls or getting a critical strike with a well-aimed dwarven arrow is quite satisfying, nothing compares to the sweet, sweet joy of chopping the head off one of those smart-mouthed necromancers at close range. Sorta just wipes that sneer off their face.

I can hardly wait until I meet up with Ancano.