Personally I think what made warband was great was that it is an incredible sandbox. Same goes for Bannerlord. I've played native in warband a lot (like 1000 or so hours), but I went on to spend many times more than that on modified versions be it big mods by teams or tweaked version of the base I'd done just to cater to my whims.yup, mods in warband/classic were amazing but i really hope (and am here annoying the devs everyday with feedback lol) that vanilla bannerlord becomes an amazing and balanced game that won't be so reliable on mods to really shine
The great joy of bannerlord will be that it can (especially modded) cater to an absurd number of different players. If TW made a game that was great for me it would annoy many other players and I would think this is true for most of us (at least where single player is concerned). So in most cases I'm content to let them build the game they want to build then I am happy to tweak and mod it to be the game I want to play.