I think it's more than nostalgia for the Baldur's Gate games though. I didn't pick them up until earlier this year and I consider them to be some of the best RPG's ever made.
Indeed. I first played NWN and NWN : SoU, then I played BG1 for a few hours and found it too hard for me, and it was not until a couple of years ago I managed to finish both games. Definitely it has nothing to do with nostalgia.