Yes. And since you've played some of PS:T and PoE I would say you can play them in any order that appeals to you because getting familiar with the skill systems and party-management/item management shouldn't be as overwhelming as if you'd never played a complex RPG before. Demon Stone and Dragonshard I've not even played yet. NWN main campaign sucks, play community stuff if you like when you like. PS:T is best, but if you don't want to play the best first, play NWN2 Complete, BG/BG2, PS:T.
ToEE is more combat focused and you should read about and play whenever/if ever you want. Make sure to install the modpack.
I don't find them user-unfriendly, they just aren't as smooth-feeling as more modern games and so take a little learning of how everything operates a bit and getting used to "the feel"(that is the #1 thing that holds people back in playing them, I think, they don't realize they will get used to how it feels if they just give themselves time, they are thrown off and are impatient and give up.)
Reading the manuals, not necessarily in their entire-ties, but parts here and there, is crucial, IMO.
Be patient with them on other levels too. BG has 500000000 things happening/that you do before anything happens/you really start to get anywhere, and with you not being familiar with how they will be, it is going to take you a lot of playing hours to get through. The BGs and IWDs and NWNs have a lot of combat too (NWN main campaign is MEH to me), but if you're playing PoE you should be fine, really once you get used to how they all operate. Maybe play on an easier difficulty level.
I know you've played it a bit but, for PS:T, of course, be in the mood for lots of reading. Walls and walls of text of descriptions of things, lonnnnggg conversations, lots and lots of journal entries (which you should certainly read.) It's superb writing, it flows and is easy to grasp for the most part. You just have to take the time it takes to read read read. It is one of my top favorite 3 games, ever. Also, to me, it is an RPG that is best experience/only suitable to play as a mage (when I play, after completing the opening area, I essentially rush straight to the place where you can train to be a mage and change over and never change to anything else), whereas most RPGs I feel are very open to allowing me to pick a class and still experience the game "fully." To me that isn't really a bad thing though for this game, I love it! The combat is a bit different but pretty straightforward once you get used to it.
I also HIGHLY recommend Installing the unfinished business packs and a handful of recommended mods for the varying games even for first play-through.
Don't be afraid to consult some guides (I like gamebanshee.com for RPGs - it's comprehensive for each game) if you're uncertain what to do.
Arcanum is another great older cRPG that is not to be missed, get it if/when you get a chance. And, of course Fallout 1+2 are also recommended, but they're not here anymore.
Inquisitor is another great RPG for story/atmosphere and GREAT role-playing of different characters with a variety of paths depending on the choices your character makes, but it doesn't play like the D&D games as far as the combat and items/inventory systems - they are like Diablo (I hate even mentioning that game in comparison because they don't compare other than the potion-quaffing, combat, inventory/item likenesses.)
Post edited April 17, 2015 by drealmer7