Had to take a rather long break from this game for about a year. The most recent Steam Sale fattened up my games collection quite a bit (and helped me discover that my laptop is a lot beefier than I thought), and I'm using that as an excuse to play through and complete everything that I own. So, I'm on this now, and I tried to stick as close as possible to my first playthrough up to where I am now (pretty early-ish in Chapter 3). I might get spoilery, so if you're working on this game like I am right now or plan to play it soon, you may want to stop here.
So, one complaint that I have is the way the game handles what seems to be the big break in the Scoia'tel/Order of the Flaming Rose plot. I was thinking about helping out the elves, mainly because the head elf's character model has a better design than Siegfried, who looks like a retarded kid with a bowl cut. So I tell the head elf (Je'vainn or some shit like that) that I'll help him fight some monsters in some elven ruins beneath the city. Monsters! Ruins! What's not to love? A fair bit later (I've been working on other quests, too, mainly the contract stuff for money and XP) I run into Siegfried, who says that people have been disappearing in the cemetery, which is RIGHT THERE. So I figure I'll kill those monsters before the elf's monsters for convenience's sake. But it turns out the elf rebels have been robbing graves, and they've shoved some humans into a ghoul-infested crypt. So I rush in there and save those poor folks while the elves get away, and Siegfried ends up giving me bonus monies for making innocents my priority. What a good guy!
But then I get a journal message saying that the elven ruin mission has been failed (aww), and that the head elf guy is robbing Vivaldi's bank and that I need to stop him. So I run over there, and try to negotiate with the pointy-eared prick, but man is he ever an asshole. So I end up telling him to go screw (After trying to stay neutral. I kill monsters first, dammit) and wind up allied (I guess for now, anyway) with Siegfried, who despite his gorky looking haircut is not a dick, and the Order of the Flaming Rose. I have no regrets as to how this shook out (seriously, head elf is a shit bird), but the way the game builds to that split has the feeling of an accident rather than a point where I'm really deciding my storyline. On the one hand, yeah, real life happens like that, and I can always play the game again to see what the other branch has to offer, but the game goes from "Here, kill some monsters over here" to "MAKE A DECISION" without really any sense of build up (keep in mind, we don't really know anything about the Order except that Siegfried is a more or less good dude while that one guy at the party is a racist shitheel).
It didn't kill the game for me or anything, but the whole thing did throw up a bit of a yellow flag to my narrative sensibilities, and I hope that it ends up just being a weak moment. Still enjoying the hell out of the game at any rate.