Lots of good suggestions in this thread! If Larian listens to y'all, this could turn out to be a kickass game.
I am confused that some people are asking for options to be removed like fast travel though. If you don't like it, don't use it. It's optional. Other people shouldn't made to suffer because you think the game should only be played one way. It's an OPTION after all.
Yeah, I don't get people asking for fast travel to be removed. Basically every game these days has fast travel as an option for those who want to use it, but it's totally possible to go through without ever fast traveling. I've pulled it off so far in BG3, it's not that hard. Only game I ever felt like I absolutely had to fast travel in was Skyrim, but that's because the world is so freaking huge and enemies attack so often that walking halfway across the map in that game usually involved 2 dragon fights and about 100 random enemies.