EDIT: I dont want them to reimplement the bug itself. I am requesting that they implement item import PROPERLY, just as we could in BG1 (and with the use of a bug in BG2)...
Hell, even throne of bhaal allows item import... Which means that they obviously wanted to keep the feature (Bhaal was their last installation in the series, so we can only believe that in the end, they actually wanted to keep the feature intact).
Ok, I started this discussion in a general thread. I will quote some of it, and hopefully you might consider actually implementing a REAL option to keep items.
When you start a new game of bg2 pause game the instant it loads up, your have your items from bg1 in your inventory, drop them on the ground, and when the prologe is done, you can pick the items up from the ground (personally this spoils the game for me) but it you want the items from bg1 thats how you do it
This exploit has been closed for BGII:EE, I'm sorry to say.
So for those who enjoyed that OPTION (read optional) you closed it down completely? I dont know, but personally that was the best bug in the game, since it gave a "alternate" start for bored player. I realize that it was a bug, but for a large amount of players (there was a poll in one of the mod forums a great while back) it felt like it was supposed to be there, and YES, players did use it.