Been playing Morrowind since it came out in 2002. Picked it up cause it looked good in the store. Ten tears later, I'm still loving this game.
MORROWIND...10+ YEARS OLD AND STILL THE BEST PC GAME EVER!!!!
I believe I have figured out how to use Wrye Mash. I've found that there was a lot of confusion on the subject...but after sledgehammering away for a week, it looks very promising. If anyone is interested, I can share what I've learned. (I am going to try and make a video for JooToob.) Now CTD's only happen for an understandable reason...not some mysterious karma that manifests when you're a level 50 mage and can't proceed.
Wrye Mash isn't foolproof, since you still have to check for landmass conflicts (I think). But installing 30 mods at a time safely is a rush.