SURPRISE EXTRA PLAYTHROUGH! As I wrote last night, I got the urge to experiment and see if I could get Skyrim running on an old PC laptop I have. The startling answer to this was, in fact, yes. I got the Special Edition running on that machine, and while there were graphical issues, it was more or less playable.
So yeah, I did some playing through with the character I created as part of that experiment, a redheaded Nord by the name of Shenner.