Yep, I am loving it so far. Two big compliants is I hate the fact you need to see the command prompt to interact with anything, very annoying when you have to be at such a specific angle to get something to actually register. Also the combat seems pretty stiff to me at times, dodging back always puts you out of range, while dodging to the sides allows for a quick counter attack normally they just jump back and counter you. IDK the mechanics for fighting just seem like they could use some tightening.
Have already sunk around 15+ hours into the game though, other than those gripes I am having a great time. Can't wait for my build to really take shape and have Geralt be more of a badass combat wise.
Well the tip is to dodge to the side most of the time when you fight an enemy one on one and use defense guard as much as possible. A lot of people likes to do the roll out since it looks like you be avoiding the enemy from afar but like you said, you have to run back and attack them. Only use the roll when you are surrounded by enemies.