Stick around. I'll be looking for your support when we need to disagree with someone suggesting this.
"not being able to use waypoints and having to double back"
I'm not entirely sure what you mean by this and I might need more detail. I feel like you don't like the idea of rests being limited to specific locations? Tell me more. Also, what do you feel is the best way to stop people from just camping everywhere all the time?
At the moment, Larian hasn't quite got worked out how to stop people from camping too much. They just try to make you feel bad about it.
Personally, I don't care if people camp anywhere they want, so I am not worried about stopping them from doing so.
I think the original BG games let you do so, with only maybe the possibility of some trash mobs attacking? Feel free to correct me if I am wrong about that.
Have you taken a look at the minigame examples I've provided? Do you have any particular criticisms? I'm keen to hear more about how you feel a minigame would detract from your experience.
I don't like hunting and crafting and such, and would rather spend my time doing quests.
I would like to be able to get all the companion scenes, though. I hope they fix that so I don't miss any.