A very well thought out and explained post covering a lot of the same issues I worry about. Very good post Luckman, that must have been a while in making.
@Larian read this, and if you don't then the TL;DR is....
Attributes are too simplified, Initiative is utterly broken, Talents are all over the place and Defensive skills are absolutely awful.
I hope to see positive changes for some of the structural issues in DoS:II in whatever patches are coming our way. I hope these issues aren't just left for modders or DoS:II EE