If I could like your post more than once, I would do it. My thoughts exactly.The Witcher 1 was amazing. Especially when you consider this:
CDPR were not a game development company, they localised games to sell to the Polish market. Basically, they wanted to make a game, decided on the watcher, learned to code games and came out with The Witcher.
The effort those guys put into the game, pours out of the screen and speakers. The art, music, ambiance, mood feeling etc have never been captured in quite the same way by TW2 and 3. Most definitely flawed but, never tries to hide that and, even more beautiful for it.