That's very interresting to read another well written answer that explain what many of us think about combats.
All kind of players agree that combats are "not so good", from the most hardcore DoS fans to the most hardcore D&D fans... I hope it will help some of us to understand that the poor tactical value of the game is not an issue related to D&D... But to Larian's homebrewed rules.
Agreed! The homebrew rules kind of screw things up way too much!