Yeah, I get how they changed it. Personally, I'm just not a fan of it. I found it more interesting to have a speech check in a conversation, and that thought... is my skill good enough to get this, can I use this option or will it backfire. In Outer Worlds... any time a speech check is offered, it will work. The game simply won't pose one as an option otherwise. Same with hacking and lockpicking. I get how they changed it, and why... I just prefer having to debate for myself if my skills are good enough to take these on.