I had to come back to this thread. I haven't read a lot of the follow up. This is just a personal experience. I bought the game last night. And guess what? I can't stop playing. I think I'm even having more fun than I did on the first one. I think people are being WAY too picky and LOOKING for things to bitch about instead of enjoying the game. After all, isn't the point of playing a game to have fun?
I friend of mine started a thread on Facebook, simply stating "Leave me alone Dragon Age II <3" The thread has exploded with all our gamer friends talking about how much they love this game. I was quite surprised. It made me smile.
So while all the haters hate, I'm having a ton of fun and feel sorry for all the haters who are missing out. Nah...I don't really feel sorry for you :D.