Larian are making this game appealing to the widest audience possible - so you have the full extreme player base from super D&D elitists who believe that anything not exactly 5e is outrageous to the I hate D&D it’s so boring & everyone in between.
You just have to roll with it - let’s face it the only person the game really has to suit is yourself. Play the way you want to and enjoy it.
I find this game to be very D&D personally - a bit of self policing & it’s an awesome experience already.
104 hours in and I still get wiped by some of the tougher encounters- I could use certain mechanics to make it a lot easier but who wants that ?