It's official: Messing with Nazi elves is the new national pastime. New thread, because the old one was old and near the limit anyways. I'm getting ready to start a new character, with Destruction as my main weapon. I tried Destruction before when the game first came out, but quit when it became clear that the damage doesn't scale. Now that I know what you can do with Enchanting, though, I'm ready to give it another, more informed go, this time with Dual Casting and Impact and all of the other things you're 'supposed' to use. I'm still upset that it doesn't scale without PC only mods, and that you 'have' to take those perks to make Destruction at all worthwhile, but enough time has passed that I'm willing to give it a second chance to redeem itself. Also, having played it both ways now, I have to say that Light Armor is vastly superior to Heavy. All Armor bonuses cap artificially at 135 (which is, mathematically, 80% damage reduction), so anything beyond that is excess that isn't actually benefiting you. If you're anything at Smithing (and you should be, because Smithing is awesome), you can easily get this with pure Smithing with anything of higher protective quality than Steel, and if you factor in alchemical philters and enchanting to increase your Smithing beyond 100, you can technically make all armor completely equivalent. Thus, it comes down to a matter of weight, perks, and appearance. Light Armor is, obviously, lighter than Heavy Armor, and strictly speaking, the perks are much better as well. You can get the "all [TYPE] Armor weighs 0 and does not encumber movement" perk earlier in Light Armor, and the Light Armor perk tree is, in my opinion, much better built, and doesn't force you to take throwaway perks to get the best benefits. You also score stamina bonuses for wearing all Light Armor, and unlike Heavy, you aren't shoehorned into the perk that gives you the bonus for wearing a matching set, which makes it easier to mix artifacts and unique equipment like the Dragon Masks into your outfit. Appearance is obviously to individual taste, but it's hard to beat glass for sheer pimping prowess, and I've always thought that Dragonscale looked a fair bit better than Dragonbone.