Interesting, if predicable discussion. Personally, I hope for TBS, but not like OS's turn based (seriously, why would anyone live anywhere so close to so many inexplicable poisonous and explosive barrels?). I have played the BG series a couple times, but funnily enough I never really liked the RTwP for party based games. I started with Champions of Krynn/Pools of Radiance/Buck Rogers (seriously, that game was great, the one shining gem out of that failed franchise). As such, I was really attached to the tactical TBS combat of those series. If we could make snappy TBS combat in the 80's, we should be able to do it now.