The more I play this game, the more I realize something: there's a thin line between "simplified" and "dumbed down". This game feels like the latter. I just killed a dragon by getting aggro with Hawke and running in a circle while everyone else beat on it. :P
I'm really starting to think they should have gone the Fable route with this game. It would have fit the story they're trying to tell perfectly and still cater to this "push a button, shit happens" mentality that overtook the design team.