As far as the eye sees, only sand and rock. Plus maybe a skag or two trying to rip out your entrails!
If you like fighting hideous creatures, then maybe Borderlands is your thing. Personally, I prefer fighting a beautiful creature, because then I have something nice to look at while I'm extinguishing its life. (Seriously.) But that's just me. Luckily Borderlands makes up for this huge failing (again, just me) by providing a great RPG/FPS experience, which they call a RPS (Role Playing Shooter).
So yeah, it's already got me hooked.