The 4 stats ..i.e strength,agility etc.

Indeed, I like those 4 stats too, I thought that in Beyond Divinity there were a little bit too much stats.

The freedom to choose any skill you want.

Another nice aspect of the game. Even as a warrior for instance, you could still choose to learn spells or to pick a lock. Great stuff.

I am in blood
Stepp'd in so far, that, should I wade no more,
Returning were as tedious as go o'er.