I've found Divinity to be better. The gameplay is just a joy.
That said Pillars is a good game but it had big shoes to fill. It is better than BG1, but not nearly as good as the second. There is far too much combat in it, you know, as filler and such. The bosses, dragons and all are boring. It could use more puzzles and dialogues in order to have a better pacing. The cities are kind barren and I hated the yellow npcs. But really what did it was that the gameplay didn't hook me in.
As a matter of fact, I've found Wasteland 2 to be better than PoE.