The world of Skyrim is definitely not a place for the timid. If the hostile environments don't get you, there's always the chance that your adventure will end with a one-way trip down a dragon's throat. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim itself will require a leap of faith as well, with word that there won't be a demo for the sprawling action-RPG.
New Zealand game site Gameplanet recently interviewed Bethesda about the game, and the company confirmed that there wouldn't be a demo for Skyrim. According to the company, the game is too large and complex for a demo to adequately show off the game. While the decision might be a disappointment for some gamers, it's difficult to say it's a surprise; previous Elder Scrolls games haven't had demos, either.
Realistically, does this change your plans to buy the game? Were you holding your breath for a sneak peek this time around, or were you planning on going into the game completely fresh?