Thanks for the reply. That is interesting to know about the new content that will hopefully be available soon.
I guess my biggest concern is the game reportedly getting too easy around mid game because of your character getting too overpowered. I've always enjoyed brutal difficulty in RPGs, having all odds stacked against me. Games turning into a cakewalk halfway through is a major turnoff; should always get more difficult, on the whole, as you progress.
If this does not describe the current state of the game, I guess I will hold off for a little while longer.