may I suggest a spell, which opens chests/doors/locks? I dislike that even a powerful magician has to bother with lockpicks to open an humble wooden chest. A spellbook which gives the power to magically unlock things (with balanced magicka cost depending of the locks difficulty) would make the dovakhiin archmage feeling just as powerful as he is... If you google for "skyrim unlock spell" you get loads of forum questions if this already exists in vanilla, I don't understand why Bethesda would take it out the game, but it I think if a modder would make the effort he/she might get a flood of endorsements.
I'm not sure about the cost/efficiency of magicka in Skyrim but here's the unlock spell stats from Oblivion (pasted from Elder Scrolls- Oblivion Wiki):
- Open Very Easy Lock on Target (a.k.a. Open 7pts on Target) Cost 7
- Open Easy Lock on Target (a.k.a. Open 20pts on Target) Cost 29
- Open Average Lock on Target (a.k.a. Open 40pts on Target) Cost 72
- Open Hard Lock on Target (a.k.a. Open 80pts on Target) Cost 176
Feel free to discuss this.