I'm 80 hours into this. I've come around on the combat, and I am actively enjoying most of the story stuff. The pattern is familiar and old--go to new area, do quests until people like you, repeat--but I find most of the characters to be well written with believable motives, so I'm fine with it. But I just got to a certain point in the story and I'm frankly ready to be done with the game now, but it just won't stop. It's getting to be a chore.
I am almost 80 hours in and I think I still have a number of sizable questlines to get done. MAN this game is long. I'm kind of shocked that some of this didn't wind up being DLC. I wonder how big the DLC is going to be, anyway, and how many people are going to be too exhausted to bother with it?