I was like you guys. I started playing it and stopped after 1-2 hours, TWICE, before the third time (when the enhanced version came out) finally hooked me. You really have to get a few hours into the game before everything starts to flow.
After buying the original and getting the massive upgrade for free, cd projekt will get my $50 for their next game no matter what it is. If it's a Barbie vs. My Pretty Pony RTS I'll buy the fucking thing and donate it to charity or something, I don't care. They did right by their customers on The Witcher and I'm happy to support such a company in this era of Activision/EA customer abuse. Same reason I donated $20 to the team that's putting out MW4 for free soon.