Overall I'm probably part of a minority in that I practically only liked OS:EE for the combat and that being interesting/somewhat challenging is my main priority. Seems like plenty of people love the game as-is so I'll just wait for some updates/mods, or just skip the next game if this one doesn't end up as something I enjoy.
Im with you 100%. I expected DOS2 to have great combat and character progression/variety. I liked the more adult tone of the game and story is better but still if combat is bad then the game has very little value to ME. I enjoyed one playthough but I could get myself to do second one. And in DOS1 on my second playthough I only began understanding the game and mechanics.