There is at least one thing for sure… EHG is no dev studio that makes empty promises and is transperant and communicates like no other.
Is the game half as good as Grim Dawn? Right now it isn’t if you compare the release version of GD with LE because in LE there is some stuff missing for a complete experience. I persoanly like LE far more then GD because i have more options and I like the style of a passive class based skilltree and ways to mix and change skills that make one mastery of class playable in different ways and with different skills and setups.
If you don’t care about the beta stage (EA) of the game then go for it and have some fun for hours and hours. On top of it there is the good old loot grind and minmaxing aspect of the hack and slay genre that can make you spend hundrets of hours here and you still don’t have everything you want.
Optimisation is an ongoing process but right now LE works pretty fine and with the 0.9 update multiplayer comes to LE and you can play with friends if you have some ;).
When LE will be released and the Devs kept their standarts for me LE>GD.