To be honest, all i want is the Statue in the pre-order edition. I dont want to spend all that extra money though just for it :(. Im actually really surprised they are not offering any in-game items with this collectors edition. Well maybe the statue will be on ebay or something, id pay 40 or so for it.
Personally I don't like in-game items for games like Elder Scrolls. The game is all about gathering up better equipment, and ether collectors edition equipment is better then anything found (so your stuck looking at the same weapon/armour/etc the entire game and don't get to use any of the found equipment), or completely worthless, and ether one takes away from the experience (at least in my opinion).
Well yeah it didn't have to be a weapon. Assassin's creed games will add weapons but they also add locations, like the ACB best buy/gamestop locations, or other games open special quests. Honestly I was really disappointed when I found out that the special edition was so lacking. I enjoy the statue and the art book but something to do in game would have been better I think.