I recall really liking dragon fights, some crafting moments, and the expansions (trespasser).
That is after I got into to the game.
I don’t recall hating the board, It was there – I did it. I liked some of the open world bits. That giant and dragon fighting on the shore.
Looking back on things I’d say the think I disliked the MOST about DA:I was struggling with the interface. The mouse/kb was sorta awkward. When I finally got a controller THAT was awkward, But if you go back to Dragon Age: origins – it seems natural.