Originally Posted by TINxCUP
The skeleton key is overrated in my opinion. Lock-picking is much easier than it was in Oblivion and you find lock pick much more often. Also, if you upgrade along the thieves path, you attain an unbreakable lock-pick anyway.
True. Loot lockpicks from fallen enemies and buy them whenever possible. At one point in the game I had over 100.
Picking locks is easy, no need for the skeleton key.