It's not that the NWN OC sucked royally, it's also the fact that the control scheme for NWN is very awkward (add the multiplayer lag and it's almost unplayable). I just totally hate the way the character moves when it turns, how the pathfinding works, and all the cameras are stupidly designed. The graphics are horrible (the tiling and map size removes any personality in the game). The character models are extremely ugly too. There's no party option. All this makes the immersion factor at an absolute zero.
My problem with the OC was it paled in comparison to BG2. Granted, BG2 is pretty hard to top, but the OC just felt empty. I've heard people say that if you bought NWN just for the OC, "you should have know better, as it was advertised as a tool set". That may well be, but I read at least one article where Bioware talked about how they were working to make the OC worth the purchase, and a story of it's own.
But that was then and this is now. I'm sure, as a dev, it's very hard to hit a homerun every single time. I've preordered KOTOR, and am very much looking forward to it.
I really don't care how console-ish it is - if it's a great game, it's a great game.http://www.coldplay.com/