I never really got very far with Baldur's Gate; I found it frustrating to manage my party and I didn't care for the combat - I was always stuck behind one party member or another. I much prefer Dragon's Age. It takes a while to get the hang of the tactics system, but I find it works extremely well for me. I always "micromanage" my party to some extent during combat anyway, and this way I don't need to do so all the time. The more I play with it and try different things, the better it gets. I'm still switching between easy and normal modes on this first play through. Some of the higher ranked opponents are pretty tough, but I suspect that will be a good thing and keep things from becoming too easy in later replays. So far I am really impressed with this game and am thoroughly enjoying it.
Ke nu'jurkadir sha Mando'ade