Larian has said that they had been considering improving the level cap to somewhere above level 10 in an interview a few months ago, so in that case I think in the case the player reaches level 5/6 at act one is totally acceptable.
About the complaint of the abyss, personally, I never pushed down the foes to the abyss in any fights through patch 6. I indeed found some fights were difficult, but eventually, I found a way to pass through, or S/L and try to find a better initial position of my characters. I might push down the enemy to the lower ground from the roof/bridge to make some damage, but honestly I never tried to push down the enemies to the abyss, since if I do that I will lose loot. I thought this is a good mechanic to let you decide if you want to do this: to make the fight easier but completely lose the loot of this enemy, or try your best to find an easier way to win the fight. And I don't think pushing down the foes is neccessary to win the fight for any fights in this game.
Last edited by GSNDJB1; 17/10/21 10:41 PM.