I personally find some of the gamers are sometimes "hard" for "games" ...
Personal I undergo the feeling to say to many gamers they have (often) negative commends on games :
"ok, a game isn't perfect .. but please, enjoy the game as it is!
: I play a game and I think on the same time how it can be better (on my way) .. I should forget how many good things a game have & I forget to enjoy all lovely things!! Very sadly ...
First enjoy a game and if you can't enjoy it, stop gaming, you waste your time !:-p
But : give D II more than one chance!! Look on it with an open mind
on all things and you will enjoy D II much more, I'm sure !
But on the other hand, Larian can learn much from all "gamers critical look on their game(s)"!!
And I'm sure Larian listen to his (critical) fans! But don't forget also: Larian makes D II with a low budget and at that time not all things are possible... isn't it Larian? (I read something in a review)!
And maybe the "Larian Studios -team" itself had much more ideas for making D II : ED than gold in his pocket!
I'm proud to say "Larian is from Belgium"!!