"streamlining" "accessibility" "appealing to wider audience and new players"
Aka a corporate friendly way to say "We dumbed down the original to save money and because we know you're all stupid.".
In reality though, they're making both BG 1&2 and the expansions as "Enhanced Editions" and supposedly many members of the team who made the original are adding new content. As long as they actually stay TRUE to the original I'm all in. It's been years since I re-played through the whole BG Saga. For those gamers who haven't done so, do it. You'll see why most modern RPG's pale in comparison, I promise.