I Beg to differ, Divine Divinity ruled in my opinion. Sure it was more hack-and-slash, a bit, but the story really envolped you. Planescape Torment for what I had seen of the story destroyed BG's.
Also to many annoying things in BG, Saravok (He can suddenly do good :S), Yoshimo the backstabbing fuckhead, the whiny little Avariel.
Only three characters I liked in the entire series, Minsc, Come on with the "Buttkicking for goodness!", shout how can you not love him ;P, Viconia, "Come here worm...", very friendly as your girlfriend
And Ole' man Jon, goddamn now there's your villian!