Skyrim has a lot of bugs, yes, but the process of making a game this huge and involved will always involve a lot of problems; the fact that they even got a game like this running boggles my mind - it is honestly HUGE.
Skyrim is a broken mess on every platform it released
And I won't agree with one word you said. It took 35 hours before I had my first bug. Actually, it wasn't really a bug, it was a CTD which is technically my own fault for playing the game a bit higher than what I should on my computer (and playing for hours too).
Other than that, in my 70 hours save, I have a quest that's stuck in my quest log (didn't disappear after completion) and that's pretty much it.
Either I'm among the lucky few or Skyrim is actually pretty stable with the patches.