I wouldn't mind if you could bring 2 more people as "non-combat support" who stay out of combat, if they are worried about combat being too slow and tedious with six party members. I just want them around for dialog. I agree it is tedious having too many, so I'm already not using familiars since they almost add nothing without being able to provide the help action and take another spacebar to cycle every round. But I do want those extra dialog reactions to scenes from having the "right" companions with you.