While I understand and accept rule changes due to being a video game instead of TT, many of Larian's homebrew rules don't NEED to be in the game at all. Food healing, backstab advantage, height advantage/disadvantage, scroll use for all classes, disengage as a bonus action and many others are simply the way they are because Larian said so rather than because they couldn't code things as they are in the TT.

With that in mind, my question would be how many of the Larian decision makers have actually played D&D and why did/do they feel the need to change/homebrew so much that isn't strictly related to converting the D&D system to a video game format?