Well, I ended up playing for 30 hours or so, but now my character is in a spot where she can't progress without forcing the "final battle" (I think). And she's not prepared for it.
So, I can either replay the game and hope to bypass whatever bug I hit, or I can put the game away. I did the latter.
However, I might get the PC version, because it IS an incredibly fun game and I was having a blast with it. I just dislike replaying the same stuff.