I don't find the atmosphere toxic at all. There was a period when some steam sorts came over but I tend to like the tone of this forum.
But, having said that, that's just a bad article. I don't know the author's circumstances but I suspect they are under pressure to produce lots of content quickly because that thing reads like it was written in one sitting without editing. For example:
They seem to approve of how Larian Studios has reimagined the world's appearance, applying many of the qualities that players saw in Divinity: Original Sin 2 in order to improve game mechanics and overall playability.
Baldur's Gate 3 also takes a hit with some players due to frustrations with how similar gameplay is to Divinity: Original Sin 2 . . . [and unhappy with] the gameplay, which mirrors many of Divinity: Original Sin 2's mechanics.
So which is it? Are people happy with the DOS2 mechanics or not? Are some happy with DOS2 mechanics and others unhappy with them? I wouldn't know if I just read the article.
And yeah, some don't like d20 RNG. I do. Hopefully this will become a game option that people can turn on or off.