A solution to the hobbies problem might be to add more hobbies, each of which boosts two stats, but 1/3 as much. So, they're less efficient but if you really want to cram in the points on those things it's faster than nothing.
Don't be afraid to put lousy enchantments on a thing that doesn't have a better one already - you can replace them later with something better. If you have a weak one and a strong one, put the weak one on in slot 2 (or put it on first and then the strong one).
Needs hotkeys to equip a complete outfit. Like, 'shift-A' to throw a dialog to ask if you want to remember the current outfit as 'a' or forget it. Then, pressing 'a' will re-equip that outfit. And, any equipment in an outfit is not 'junk'.
That would make this game much less tedious to play efficiently.
In Level 45, I think the blocks are supposed to be single-strength, not double-strength. They're so awkward to hit! Or if the X spell just hit the gaps in the X, or if we had a C-shaped spell that zapped the contained spot...