Last patch did a lot to improve the player-character's facial expressions at various times...definitely on the right track. My ranger's expressions now are about 60% as expressive as the supporting NPCs in the party--so definitely on the right track there...;) Some work still lies ahead, of course.
Judging by the number of official patches issued in the last two months, it seems that my suggestion for smaller, regular patches no more than two weeks apart has been rejected...;)
Well with all of us providing feedback on combat, I'm sure they've had more meetings than anticipated to improve combat. We don't think about it, but our feedback can easily become meetings for Larian employees.
It's hard to push out patches at two week intervals when you're in meetings about player feedback.