May we summarize saying something like : if you stick to D&D rules not cheesing with the homebrew rules, the game is very hard... But if you use the custom rules the game is very easy ?
(i.e Jump as bonus action each turn to move a lot and/or avoid AOO, powerfull bonus action, king of the hill, dipping, eating, easy rest, easy backstab,...)
Real question, that's my thoughts.
On my first playthrough when I just knowed a little bit about how D&D works, it was very hard. Now that I know Larian's custom mechanics it's not really a challenge anymore.
May we summarize saying that Larian's homebrew rules completely altered the difficulty ?
(In both sides... More difficult D&D game but easy Larian game... The middle could be according to me the D&D RAW)
Or you can just make your enemies stronger