I really like the look of it and the personality, definitely improved from ES in that regard. My only problem is that the game feels so, so slow. Unless there's something I'm missing, it doesn't seem like you can turn off or skip animations, which sucks. I feel like it takes like ten minutes a turn, of which maybe a minute is spent actually making a decision. The rest is just watching units move.
Turning battles into auto helped speed the game along for me .