Some people like Hack-n-Slash games.
I know many individuals, not here, that loved the Icewind Dale games.
I personally thought they were just okay.
Others Rave about how good Planescape Torment is and I admit it is a well made game, but I did not like it; because, I don't like playing games where you have to guess out of the thin air to solve something. I can't stand games where you need a walkthrough created by one of the game creators in order to find out what you need to do next because they never gave you any clues in the game.
Yes, it comes to personal preferences.
For one I found Divine Divinity very enjoyable and loads of fun, but Beyond Divinity was one of the most absolutely mind numbing boring games I've ever forced myself to play in my entire life. Many said it got better later, but to me it simply got even more boring.
My point, you should not judge one game based upon another.
Try a demo and then decide.