I know I’m the first person to say this in this thread but sometimes I prefer choices where you can only pick the option if you pass the check. Life of a Wizard did this and I felt it worked, for me at least. I didn’t get one of those instances which I find a little frustrating. “The stat needed was 50 but I had 48” That really stings and I do get a bit salty when that happens. I don’t get the shock of failing something I was sure I would pass. I guess some people enjoy that, but I don’t really.
Another small problem is not knowing if your stat is high enough to pass. 40% in something is gonna be different from one game to another and that kinda irks me when I don’t know if I should risk it or not. But I guess I just perfectly described real life.