Out of all the PoE complaints, mechanics or ui were not really ones that came up a lot if at all. Story and loredumping with blocks of text was the main issue.
Ugh. I mean, Obsidian lost money. No matter how good their game is, if they can't make money on it. Because it's only interested for old players. Ask yourself why latest Obsidian game is so different. Why this is an action game. This is not news at all.
Do you really think PoE would have been more sucessfull with another UI, with a party of 4, with a chain, with a list to fast travel between locations or with less companions ?
Well. you know wut? Maybe. As far as I know, DOS2 is also considered a very good game, and it includes all things that you so terribly hate.