I agree, texts in the elder scrolls were a pain, while I liked the concept I never got through them. Didn't help that the writing wasnt particularely good either. On WoW: well Sorudo confirmed he doesnt like reading books at all, which is imo the only reason why you would consider WoWs quests walls of text.
i don't like to read books, doesn't mean i don't read magazines.
don't confuse one thing and think another, it never fairs well.
it's alive but cannot be living, it's dead but lives a mortal life.