i have only played this on the duration of the demo, fps can be a problem even with people with high end pcs, melee is bad (i wont elaborate, many more experienced players have talked about it, as mentioned above). Commander battles are something that is good about the game.
I find surprising how a supposed "dead game" (NW) still has more people playing than the free demo of this "new game" (which feels at some instances worse than NW). Developers will promise fixing things, but hey release is just about the corner, meaning another game that will release unfinished. At least bannerlord had the curtesy to release as an early access.
I believe this could be something like the good old north and south, after the NW event, you can come and play an 8pm fun event. That would be justification enough for someone to buy it. Although, if event hosts decide to host at 7pm, ill have many doubts about the future of this. (talking about EU always)