An embarrassment of choice, you say? I kid - sort of. It does get a little ridiculous toward the late game.
But BG1 is at the other extreme. I started replaying this last year and I kept having to reload and replay battles constantly and it wasn’t much fun with the limits of being level 1 or 2. Maybe games have just gotten easier in the last 20 years? I know it gets better with a few more levels in but getting there is a pain. I still have great memories of this game and will get back to it at some point, but BG 2 was just more fun/engaging right from the start.