Would it sound awkward to always use 'bardziej' rather than the comparative form of adjectives/adverbs? i.e. "Bardziej długo" rather than "dłużej".
yeah, it would sound pretty awkward - some people would have trouble getting grasp of you mean
How I understand it is that Więcej is used with nouns, and Bardziej with verbs, adverbs and adjectives.
pam's advice is perfect AFAICT