I used to play archer/caster hybrid in Oblivion and although the magic in Skyrim is fantastic I was disappointed to find that spells needed to be equipped like weapons as it pretty much debunked my favoured play-style. This is the one feature of the game that I dislike, as I really enjoyed having various buffs and spells as my disposal at all times. Thus I recently thought that somebody with the required talent and ability could make some sort of SKSE-based mod that actually allows the PC to cast an assigned spell (or two spells for two hot-keys, possibly set in SkyUI's MCM), so casting can be done on the fly while using two-handed weapons.
For example the mod could (for a keyboard set-up) make two assignable hot keys that cast a set spell (or spells) without un-equiping the current weapon. For example if the player had the Flames spell assigned and pressed said key, the PC would cast the spell for as long as the key was held, without having to un-equip any weapons in menus and such (and preferably to not visually un-equip the current weapon either if possible). This could potentially be done with a 360 controller as well, making the sprint button a modifier to turn the two triggers into casting buttons.
I am aware there are various hot-key mods out there, but from what I know most of them are keyboard only and can only do this procedure through a macro, what I'm suggesting is a more direct approach, if possible.
Please comment/criticise as I am eager to see other people's views on this idea, as I believe it's the one thing Skyrim lacks in when compared to Oblivion, I hate having no healing spells while using my bow/great-sword... Potions aren't the same (or as sexy)!
Appreciate the read,