Thank you so much, hon!
And it does get better, in my opinion - it's one of my all-time favourite RPGs!
But it is very old school, so the story takes its time to get going (and there is A LOT of it), and when the game tells you that you'd better hurry or bad things happen to people, then YOU BETTER HURRY!
But I love the story and the companions, and you can feel that Owlcat Studios have poured so much love into this project. If you feel like it drags a little at the beginning, you can custom-design the difficulty in the settings to make it run more smoothly and see if you get hooked a bit later on?