Point with that kind of stuff is that 15 years old are usually more tech-savvy then their parents. 😉 😛 ^_^
So it’s not about what’s in theory nice or fine but about what’s happening for real. 🙂
Don’t know about Skyrim but I’m certain that if a 12 years old finds it fun and if his mum is weak enough to let him. Well, he or she will. 🙂 That’s why some stuff have to be hardcoded in the game.
I understand the issue because I had to referee this kind of stuff as a GM times and times over. Now, just like online games, some GMs you will agree with and others will piss you ff, that’s what a referee does I’m afraid. 😉