Hello there, I will answer to each of your points individually so as to make it more organized.
> It feels like a walking simulator, with little to do between towns and mobs, it just feels empty with [...]
I see, I hope to remove this feeling when the quests are added. I am also adding crafting so I expect these features to improve on this aspect.
> Walking everywhere is part of the game at this point but fast travel once you have discovered town is a must, its a quality of life thing at this point [...]
I disagree, fast travel would void the point of other features of the game that are currently in the game like Boats and mounts.
> Character creation screen ghost. Invisible character after clicking new character. Once created the character becomes visible
Thanks for letting me know, it has been already fixed on the v0.45 version (it hasnt been released yet)
> Control screen and patch notes mention a quest system. Selecting "T" does not bring this log up for me[...]
>Can't climb? Not sure if there are ladders
Climbing hasn't been added yet.
> I found quite a few but to be honest this game was fun to play around with. If you'd like to[...]
I am not aware of how to send a PM on itch.io so if you could write them here, that would be great. :)
> I'd love to see this game continue to develop, really great work.
I am glad to hear that. I assure you that development will continue, now more considering the steam page is up
Since it seems you liked the game and that you provide good feedback, because of that I wanted to let you know that I will be discontinuing the updates on itch.io and doing a closed beta until the steam early access release. If you are interested to join the beta you should join the game's discord and talk to me.
Thanks for the feedback, looking forward to hear from you :)