Hehe nope, that was next on my list of chars to play. I've done a sword and board warrior (completely misused points so deep in to heavy armor..bleh) I'm doing a thief/archer/dual wielder atm but he's now bugged and can't progress.
What type of mage were you? Bare hands dual caster, Spell blade, etc? What type of armor did you wear? Magey cloth, light armor? etc? The caster role sounds rough with zero armor on that caster cloth.
I just got that done on my caster. Very cool, the new robe, the mask and the big quarters (too bad there aren't any shelves for books... so for now I am keeping my old house as my main residence).
Level 21, wood-elf conjurer, with some points in resto and archery (I wanted something a bit... unusual...). I put everythign in magika except for a point or two into health. Basically, I try to use the frost pet, so mobs beat on it and I snipe from afar with the summoned bow. Seems to work most of the time. But if I get hit, I go down fast - hence the resto to help a bit. So far, I really have not found anything to be very challenging, so I guess this setup is viable... but you need to play carefully. Dragons go down in a heartbeat, they are actually trivial... summon the fire pet, snipe with the bow, throw in a heal if you get hit.... cake.