The thought crossed my mind yesterday, that I have always played Baldur's Gate as ignorant when it comes to game mechanics, how to power up, best locations to hit, useful items etc.
Back in the day (6 CD version) I used to play BG when the paper-and-pen RPG-group were unable to get together to play our usual games. Thus, almost exclusively played (and still play, although forum threads have encouraged me to try new angles) for the roleplay.
I have found this play-style suits me well, but I am curious, if you are the opposite, i.e. Knowing basically everything about the game and its content, what draws you back?
Is it to optimize? Challenge yourself with mathematical odds?
How do you play the game when you know it all, and what then keeps you still interested or amused?