Agreed with ESO. It feels like ZeniMax saw people saying "we want multiplayer/coop in our Elder Scrolls games" and then thought "let's make an MMO set it in the Elder Scrolls universe."
I wouldn't mind if any multiplayer elements were absolutely minimal. Maybe there could be an arena mode where two players can duel, and that's it. Or maybe a second player can play as a follower, like I said above. The follower wouldn't be able to start quests, enter or exit areas, or speak to NPCs at all. It's the bare minimum, but I think it's what I and many others want at the minimal for multiplayer.