Wow you can really tell the difference between the new kids of gaming and the people who backed this game due to it's Infinity Engine background. All the new kids have the typical modern attitude of " gameplay is secondary to looking good it's all about art and animation" while the BG fans are all It's a tribute game it's supposed to look old. And for *uses self control* "people" like Malignacious talking about this game "Ruining Obsidian's Reputation" because of it's graphical quality. You need to think about who the audience is for the game (in this case the major audience was fans of Infinity Engine Games) The game was advertised as a turn back to the days of BG IWD and PS:T. It would be more likely to ruin Obsidian's reputation to add all the modern features you're talking about than not because that would be false advertising conflicting with what was described on the Kickstarter and Obsidian pages.
btw considering all this was in the description if you don't like that type of thing why did you back this game? or didn't you read the description?