Yes, it is better. Personally I don't see any need to keep dragon bones: 1. If you really want them at some point... it's not like there will ever be a shortage of supply 2. As stated, Daedric is better and easier (not counting the required, somewhat rare daedra hearts) 3. There isn't even any value to hanging onto them for the purposes of leveling up your Smithing skill, since you need 100 in it to even make the armour. 4. Entirely superficial, but from an aesthetic point of view the stuff makes your character look as though he or she just stepped out of an Aliens movie. My current character is a Conjuration-focused Nordic battle mage who wears heavy armour (change of pace for me), and I'll probably keep her in Ebony... in my view it is really sharp looking stuff. (Nice change from the previous two games where ebony made your character look like a very portly bumble bee) Er onto topic though.. I sincerely can't wait until the modding community addresses followers in the game.... Would it really have been so difficult to show where they are on the map? Or at the very least, why couldn't they have devised some means of calling them to you? Like I said.... pretty sad, given that modders got it right two games ago.