I have to disagree with people who say wait until your level is higher, or lower the dificulty. If you do that, then you just end up mindlessly hacking away with your weapons. The main fun of combat is managining positions and spells.
This is becoming annoying for me in the endless (and I do mean endless) path. I need 5 hrs to crawl out from level 11, the schlep to the next town 22 hrs away to get enough supplies. At least have someone in the keep selling enough of the supplies.