Popping in to also add that I don't like the melee changes. The visual upgrades are nice, but that's pretty much it. Having the ability to manually block removed is/was a horrible idea, especially since there are mods that only really worked with manual blocking (Guardian Derision, being one of them).
Plus, as others have said, the removal of quick melee makes things more frustrating/annoying than they should be, especially in regards to gear items. You can no longer just smash a resource crate/deposit without unequipping any gear item you had out.