I think part of the problem is that Fallout 4, really is the best kind of thing Todd Howard and his team can do at this point. See, Todd isn't so much of a 'game creator' then a 'salesman', in my opinion. He doesn't really tell stories or creating content. He just makes experiences, like his first project Terminator Future Schock, which was for it's time actually a prety decent game. But not much of an story telling experience or anything that would get close to an RPG. Infact, all the later games by Todd came closer and closer to what Terminator Future Schock ACTUALLY plays like. A shooter. So even if Todd wanted it, he couldn't change anything. That's like asking from a fish to climb up a tree.