I'm new to forums in general really, but is there a way to give this a boost or like or something like that? This is a really good post that has just about every general issue I and many others have!
Also I am 100% a turn-based gamer. As much as I love the lore to Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, I was never able to play the games because of the pausing gameplay. It seemed very disruptive and actually gave me a headache the times I tried playing.
Ever tried the "auto pause on turn end" option that existed in BG? Just saying, you COULD play the series in turn based mode if you wanted to.