Tbh I adored the game but felt everything after the Capital was downhill (not to say bad just past the peak). The areas, while striking, are less interesting. (HT is great but the CS ground before it was...empty). Plus I'd mostly got all the skills/gear/etc I wanted and levelling was fairly pointless. So less interesting exploration/world building and limited sense of progression.
I spent 100 hours on my playthrough and this might be the best game, but I think an 80 hour one would have been even stronger. (Which is a really odd complaint)
Edit - Part of the might be "my fault" I did everything I could in all the areas (and side quests) you can get to before going to the Capital. If I'd gone there earlier the pacing might have felt different. But as it was everything post it felt a bit empty