I'm more of a fantasy person myself. Which is probably why I favor Elder Scrolls to Fallout. Not that I don't love Fallout or anything. I just find it's easier to immerse myself into my characters in a game setting like Elder Scrolls.
I need to try that max Strength and min Intelligence. A friend of mine said when your Int is low you get some ridiculous dialogue choices. So I might play a bit of that today.