I believe Larian can do better. They can do something better than these 20+ year old games and something better than nothing.
It’s been convincingly pointed out that EA has brought incremental changes but nothing radical. (Which must hurt Larian to hear because the minicamp system took a ton of work.)
What if nothing changed about the resting system except the supplies were balanced on a knife’s edge? Would that satisfy your wish for something better? Also, what if they were only balanced on higher difficulty settings but the normal difficulty was unchanged from EA?