Not sure why the other thread got locked, but may as well continue talking about the game.
I went through each class and played about an hour of each just to get a feel of things. The opening tutorial got boring as hell on the fifth time, but that's my fault. I ended up going with archer which I find to be a lot of fun. I'm only playing normal difficulty so I haven't had to really use the tactical camera much, as of yet anyway. I've played almost 10 hours worth and have been doing way too many side-tasks in the Hinterlands, but I play MMOs so I'm having a blast. The game definitely makes up for Dragon Age 2 and then some. I like the little touches such as the bards that sing various songs in taverns, and I've found myself just dropping by and giving them a listen anytime I go back to a town. I also love the combat system, as the lack of healing magic makes things play out very differently than what I'm used to. The guard mechanic is great.
The frostbite engine also has pulled off some great visuals. Love the huge, open environments. It's definitely weird going through such huge landscapes in what are usually very confined, focused areas for Bioware games. I like the change, it's refreshing. The only negatives I have are that some of the Bioware animations have worn thin, and they still can't do hair right, certainly not in comparison to what Square Enix pulls off in their games. Minor gripes though. I still made my gay male elf archer look hot. Awww yeeeeehttp://i.imgur.com/QvPR0zj.jpg
Edit: Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention, I like the switch to Trevor Morris for the soundtrack from Inon Zur doing the prior games. Though I have to say, at times I feel like the music has a bit of "Game of Thrones" flavor to it. Maybe it was on purpose. I dunno.