As you said, you think it is better to compare it to DOS than BG 1 or 2.
That, specifically, is a problem for me. I am here to play BG, not DOS.
Was about to say that. This is a huge problem. The game appears as if it was D:OS that tries to be DA. Set in Faerun and with 5e rules. And titled BG3 for some reason. Location and some story links aren't enough.