I just recently purchased Skyrim too, Bodom. I think it's really overrated for the hype it was getting back in November, but it isn't a BAD game at all, in fact it's really good. Just not as good as people think it really is.
Definitely not something I'd go and buy the day it comes out. Waiting till now was a much smarter idea.
At first the same thing was happening to me, I'd play for a half an hour and then get bored. The difference was, after I stopped playing, I wanted to go back for some reason. Once I got deeper into the story, I just kept going. Sort of like a good book.
Anyways, all I did was kill a fucking chicken...one chicken...the whole city attacks me.