... and that's why it fails. I mean tis game is trying to be DOS2 + BG + DnD + Witcher 3.
It is a no-brainer that's not gonna work. What Larian should have done was to make a true DnD cRPG which stands on it's own foundations but no this game wanna be like too many games and that's why it doesn't have a strong posture.
To me it seems this is a sentiment of the "I didn't get what I wanted" crowd.
I've clocked a lot of time in DOS2, and BG3ea. And it's not "trying to be DO2", but it's clearly made by the same team. Odd how companies have a "thing" they like to make.
As for "Trying to be BG", um only in title. You do know that Baldur's Gate is a setting within the Forgotten Realms which is DnD's biggest setting, right? And not only the story of the two PC games has affected this world? Heck Neverwinter Nights and Icewind Dale are also set in this setting. If they had called the game Waterdeep, you wouldn't have a leg to stand on with that argument. It's just the title that puts some people off, which I can understand, but hey I'm sure some people said the same about Fallout 3.
To me this is "The first draft from the makers of DOS2 to make a DnD5e game" and to me it's been working amazingly. Should they change some of the rules in the game to be more like 5e? Yes, of course, not giving everyone cunning actions for instance. But that's exactly why the game is in early access.