You're probably right, and I'm not one for hand-holding and following quest markers in games. I just think DoS takes it a step too far. It didn't help that I often felt confused as to what my overall goal was at any point in time. Am I going after this guy or am I trying to find this item?
My quest log often looked something like this
I spoke with this person
We found out that...
This person is trying to do this
More of a diary of what had happened and not what the game wanted me to do. After all, there are only a few sets ways to progress the story, it's not like I can decide on my own what would be the best way to progress.