Thanks a lot for the info! +1
Having played the Din's Curse
demo (which includes "Demon War" content) before buying, I was aware of a lot of the features the expansion adds; I was mainly anxious about how installing it would affect existing characters and towns. Based on what you've said, though, it seems like the game adds the new content fairly gracefully for the most part. :)
* On both the Character and Skills windows, you can both increase AND reduce each skill or stat. It costs cash to reduce a skill or stat, and the points are returned to the pool
I believe you could already pay to respec a character's skill points in the base game, though I never tried it myself (I'm more of a "live with your decisions" kinda player, especially in RPGs =D ). I don't think you can respec your basic attributes in the base game, though.
* You can examine NPC's and see what they are wearing (not sure why yet - maybe there are quests to equip them or something)
I don't know about quests, but it can help to equip them with some decent armor in case you're unable to prevent the town from being invaded, and the townsfolk have to survive/fight back until you can come to their rescue. If I remember right, you can only equip them with cloth armor, maybe leather, and only about five types. Unfortunately, you cannot upgrade the weapons they wield.
Looks like a painless and worthwhile upgrade so far.. Doesn't radically altar existing games and adds some nice options.
Some of the new quests given out by, and events centering around, random townspeople can be rather annoying ("Rando is starving! Again!", "So-and-so picked a fight with Some Other Guy!...Never mind, fight's over!", etc.), which is the other main reason I've held off on installing "Demon War" so far. Your mileage may vary, though.