I think I've posted this in another thread, but the blatant lack of attention to detail in several places really puts me off. Non-interactive NPC textures (faces in particular), beggars wrists, and character hand textures/models are all evidence of this. The graphics improved in some aspects, but remained the same or were arguably worse in others when compared to Origins. The often mentioned copied and pasted dungeons/landscapes are a big disappointment for me. It's to the point where I just want to move on with the story quests because there's no excitement in exploration.
Story-wise, I'm just interested enough to keep playing, but not thrilled like I was with Origins. I feel like I'm being rushed along, being given only the important details (or having them shoved down my throat). What's worse is that often, dialogue options are pointless. As an example, I remember clearly reloading a previous save hoping to save the lives of several qunari only to have the same exact cinematic play. The worst offense I've managed to catch so far deals with the Arishok. While trying not to spoil anything, I can say that regardless of the dialogue option you select, you'll get the same cinematic.
In terms of gameplay, I've been playing a rogue. I find combat passable when there are multiple enemies (and I regenerate stamina after killing an opponent), but when it's a single boss I find myself sitting around waiting for cooldowns. I remember the other day I was complaining about this to a friend over ventrillo while in combat and the ONLY button I was pressing was the push to talk bind on my mouse. In origins, I felt much more engaged. This applies to just about the whole party as well. Often I'll find myself pausing to see if anyone has cooldowns up, hoping that I actually get to DO something as opposed to watching the health bars. This is not a mark of good gameplay, and if they wanted to cater to the Call of Duty crowd, this is not the way to do it.
These are my gripes summed up. I'll reserve final judgment for when I beat the game, but with homefront coming out tonight, I get the feeling DA2 will take a backseat.