UI should be something you don't notice. If you notice it, there is a problem. There are a lot of elements to the UI in BG 3 which are like this, my biggest desire right now for this game is to have its UI overhauled, from the control scheme, to the hotbar, to the sorting options for the inventory.
Same. 100%. This UI and control scheme is just DoS2, beaten into sort of working for a 5e CRPG. It's the single biggest thing that makes BG3 feel like a DoS2 mod and not a new game designed from the ground up as a 5e CRPG.