I am both happy to see this and scared. Baldur's Gate was the first game series I fell in love with as a child, but I also really loved the ending to Throne of Bhall, so I will hope that they do it justice.
Makes sense to set it apart from 1 and 2 since the people making it have nothing to do with the bioware devs from twenty years ago. And the story was 100% bioware's (with Wizards giving the ok, just compare the Cowled Wizards from source and from bioware...)
Some people want to roleplay the Council of Elrond, I want to roleplay the trip through Moria!