Summary: Unless you're a huge fan of the base game and need everything related to Skyrim, or if you're an achievement hunter, there is really no reason to get this DLC. Hearthfire simply adds the ability to build your own house. You get three separate, predetermined plots of land that you can buy and build a house. Each house will looks the same except for the three wings you can add.
Summary: The hype was real when trailers for this DLC came out. Everyone was pumped including me and then I got it. Downloaded it and was instantly disappointed when I noticed you could only really visit around what seems 30% of the island. With what you CAN get to are just places that have to do with the main quests in the DLC so there is no real exploring taking place. You can ride dragons... cool. Needless to say this DLC is disappointing.