That is something that happens to me, as well, and the only reason I installed the HD mod is because it was just about the only graphics mod, and everyone agreed it was amazing. I also went with one other mod that makes scabbards black, because that’s cool and it was super easy. I did find a shadow/lighting mod, but it was hugely advertised as “a work in progress” and I didn’t want to deal with trouble-shooting.
I don’t know if you are talking to me or not, I’ve actually beaten the game years ago and then also beat both expansions (by rolling up the pre-made characters for both when they came out), so it’s not a big deal if I play for 4 hours, 10 hours, who knows and then just pivot to other games.
However, one thing that I found interesting, is I find the combat a lot more interesting and easier to pull off than I did years ago. I suspect it’s playing more games like Dark Souls, Sekiro, and Jedi: Fallen Order very recently that makes it a little easier on me to dodge, roll, and pick my moments better. I’m only just about level 2 and I tackled some really hairy enemies so far (one was literally very hair, a level 4 bear) without too much trouble on normal difficulty. It’s this, I think, that will pull me in and keep me here more than anything else. At least for now.