I went with the $40 version more for the potential than what was currently being offered. I know that it's still early beta, but I'm still waiting to see *some* enhanced edition adds that will justify buying it over the GOG Diamond version. So far, though, I've yet to see much.
@1varangian: My argument there would be that, most likely, the OCs are going to be the first thing that new and returning players turn to with the EE version...as well as most reviewers. If these haven't been updated at all from their 2002 versions, first impressions aren't going to see anything different than what is already available.
This is just one example of a very basic and easy update that I think that the OCs should be seeing. It's still very early and I have confidence that Beamdog will do the right thing here, but if they were to release the EE as it now, the OCs are likely going to be the first thing new and returning players (and reviewers) turn to. If they're not going to get the same uniform attention that the Infinity games have had, it definitely won't be a good first impression.
@Googleness: I'll certainly agree that we don't *need* every spell, ability, emote, and such, but I'd absolutely *love* to have convenient access to more.
I don't know if you're familiar with EverQuest, but towards the end there my paladin had upwards of 180 buttons on his main screen. Yeah, UI real estate took up 75% of my screen and was terrible, but I would have hated life not having quick and easy access to so many. I wanted more there, too.