Odd, my mage character isn't having any problems with the game, and she's pure magic. Good lightning bolt spell and a summons (mainly as distraction) has seen her most of the way. I forget what level she's at, but she's up there.
My fighter, on the other hand, is a pain in the ass. I fucking hate combat. I hate it with a passion. The whole 'stun lock' thing is just pure idiocy. One hit of an enemy's sword, I'm stun locked, my shield gets lowered, and I just stand there taking hits. But any time I manage to stun lock the enemy (rarely), I'm always stun locked as well, so I can't take advantage of it.
Think I'm going back to my mage char.