Sorry to break your spotless record of people all forgetting (or not caring) that the control system has to work for multiplayer as well.
You seem to be under the delusion that Larian games are the only titles in the genre supporting multiplayer. OR a gamepad-friendly control scheme, for all that matter.
A simple example is two players each controlling their main character and one NPC.
Which is is still incomparably better with RTS controls. You know, the genre that across almost three decades since Dune 2 PERFECTED having to control multiple units at once and make it as quick and intuitive as possible. Unless you are adamant about playing with a controller... Where incidentally NO ONE would prevent you to still use with an autofollow feature, as other games did.
You are acting smug about "people basking in their +1s" and taking pride in your being the lone voice outside of the choir, but it's starting to sound like you just love to defend terrible designs for the sake of it, to be perfectly honest. Which I wouldn't care for, if your effort to be special wouldn't be harmful for the quality of the product in the long run.
P.S. Fun fact: controllers aren't even supported and usable currently. It's in the "to do" list.