Yeah I've noticed I don't even really have to dodge or block anything and my health practically stays at 95% in a 1v1. Couldn't figure out of that was some serious low level handholding though.
After you finish the main quest what else is there to do besides sidequests? I'm not sure if this is supposed to be like FF14 or WoW where there is grinding or if it's mostly just a game where you ride out the main quest then come back when content releases.
i'm not sure exactly what the end game is. i've just focused on the main stories for vanilla/morrowind and now doing side quests. i guess most people just focus on a profession and do that. i'm not too into crafting stuff and just happy to play for the story in main/side quests.