Just wanted to ask out of curriosity if the quest tracking system was done like this on purpose ?
Sometimes I felt the need to write things down simply because so many clues or mind reads are really important but they aren't anywhere in your log or quest tracker.
Just wanted to say that for me personally it would have been nice if that was recorded someplace, or that you had the possibility to record it someplace. Having a pen and paper next to you while playing is for me something which takes you out of the game world and there by lessens the imersion.
If it was by design, maybe a compromise would be to actually have a journal in game where you could write down your own notes or an update tracker which you could turn on/off to give you the option if you wanted to record those or not.