So, Durlag's Tower. We all know about it (aside from the newbies). Some of us love it. Some of us hate it. But it's a pretty big part of the TotSC expansion, so you can't really ignore it if you're planning on completing the majority of BG1.
My thoughts? It's a pain in the a*s.
I don't mind that it's tough. I don't even think the Demon Knight is that hard once you figure out what he can do, and if I don't want to bother I just pack a Protection from Magic scroll and send my best warrior up against him. Most of the time I don't even use the mirror. But the dungeon itself is just so... annoying.
There's like 7-8 levels to explore in total, counting the above ground levels. It takes forever to get through the tower and clear it. I don't even know what I dislike most about it anymore, whether it's the annoyance of going back and forth picking up items and going for doors that you need to find the key for on the other side of the map, or the monsters, or the traps.
And holy cr*p the traps are annoying. Even after I've gotten through it about half a dozen times it's frustrating trying to pick out every single one of them especially with the game's horribly slow trap detecting system. Even now I get blown up by random traps I didn't know were there. I get blown up by traps I KNEW were there either because I get impatient or pathing sends my characters through them when I don't pay attention. Then I have to reload because every party I have has at least 3 really low HP characters that will die to a fireball.
Also because of some mod I installed the four elements part of the tower is bugged and I have to manually set the global to transition to the chess phase.
I just had the motivation to type this out after beating Durlag's Tower for... at least the 8-9th time by now. I felt like ranting :P But seriously, this is one of the most annoying dungeons in the entire trilogy. It's even worse than Irenicus's Dungeon by now, because not only is it so trap happy but I know I don't have to do it, but I *have* to. I know at least the first time I ran though it blind I was intimidated because there was a trap around every corner which could force a reload. Now it's just tedious. For once, Eldoth was right: "This is so tedious."
Edit: Count the number of times I said "annoying" "annoyance" or something to that effect lol. Spoilers: four times. Not that bad considering the tangents I can get into :P