As the title says, I'm going to play it for a while. The problem is, I find vanilla Skyrim to be, to say it gently, not much of an enjoyable experience. I need some mod recommendations from you. Here's what I'm looking for:
a) A mod for making the combat more difficult and demanding, but balanced at the same time (so basically, no OP'ing the enemies just for the sake of difficulty, but something "deeper")
b) Some mods adding armors that are realistic and practical, but lore-friendly at the same time (I know "lore-friendly" is a loose term and everybody perceives it differently, but try to think of something that could really be worn into battle and fits the Elder Scrolls theme in general). They also have to be spread around the level lists, as it adds to the believability.
c) Some mods adding more weapons fitting the theme. Also need to be spread around the level lists.
d) Some companion mods, that aren't just eyecandy, have some substance in them and don't require any additional body and/or texture mods to work properly.
e) (OPTIONAL) Some decent campaign and/or quest mods.
Last but not least: I want these mods to be available for download on Nexus. Also, I don't use any graphics mods apart from Skyrim Flora Overhaul (not even the official HD textures), so try recommending something that'll fit the quality of vanilla Skyrim and won't stand out with superiority of texture resolution and details. Also the thing worth mentioning is that I have Skyrim with all the content DLCs.