one of my basic problems is how some of the other characters seem to show little growth or remorse.
Our Sorcerer has been responsible for the party burning down half a town, getting some other innocents killed and almost destroying an airship, but the person playing him continues to act rashly and the others see that as his personality. Thing is you would think he would learn after like over a year of them being together and 10 levels of work.
*pop* appears as if by magic...
I have found this too, as have most GM's I expect.
While Ravenloft is not to everyones taste it is a great tool for 'taming' psychopaths and hack and slayers... the threat of a few powers checks and the knowledge that bad actions could first corrupt your character and then trap them in Ravenloft for good works wonders.