I have a bad habit of trying to 100% everything but then I reach a point in the game (usually halfway) where I feel like there's too much to do then I stop playing for a while and I would never go back to finishing it.
So far I've seen two of the Rebuilds and I disliked how they changed it up so much at the end of 2.0. Haven't had a chance to see 3.0 yet but I think I'd rather just watch the NGE series again at this point.
I was also playing as a sorcerer, trying to beat bosses without levelling up too much. I got stuck on the Sentinels for a while and said fuck it and spend a few hours farming for souls until I got enough to raise my STR to wield the 100% block shield. After that it was a piece of cake.