I would request that you re-read my post.
I never claimed it was the only thing that the Day/Night cycle added.
I supplied you with the reasons BioWare gave for getting rid of it.
You may not agree with that decision but that is how the Baldur's Gate series has evolved.
I don't agree, which is why I'm voicing my opinion here. I'd just like to see Larian acknowledge some of the feedback here, given that they explicitly stated that player feedback would drive the conversation. From their EA quotes on steam:
"we also listen to forum feedback and use that to drive internal debate. We create massive, sprawling games, and we couldn’t possibly explore every single permutation and combination of skills, choices, reactions and conclusions without our community."