Stuff that got my attention:
-Bard class and gnomes. 96 insults from the Bard <-----------My second favorite addition to this patch. I LOVE insults
-Hair color options...ok that was a cool bit of cosmetic porn. EA & Activision would charge you $$$ and your soul for this.
-Elves acting/looking more like elves?? Could not see the difference...then again, I am an half-elf in real life.
-DOS shovels & buried treasures. lol. Nice troll Larian:) not sure players will be digging this.
-TONS of graphical changes/additions. My eyes bled out when reading the patch notes.
-Hey! My FAVORITE addition. They did sorta what I asked : make combat faster by moving minor mobs together, the swarm mechanic! THATS a great change. The BEST change imho.
-More reactive companions during dialogues! <-----------My third favorite addition. Next patch, please add dirty banters to this!
-The UI looks feels a bit nicer. I guess?
-A boatload of more bug fixes...way more than new gameplay/system features sadly. Lots of annoying stuff remains unchanged for now.
On a personal side-note...this game STILL looks too colorful for a Baldurs Gate game. And apparently it's gonna have the same childish humor as Divinity Original Sin 1&2. <sad> but understandable. Im 42 and except more <fantastic realistic gritty dread with a touch of humor> than Pocahontas and talking bears having tea in a pool of blood.