Genuinely curious since I see a lot of people complain about it. I don't hate the concept but I never see myself playing the origins and I kind of wish they would redirect resources to making the PC more interesting.
Presuming it's a popular feature since it made a return. I know my bro played multiple play through's solo/co-op in DOS2 as origin characters.
Playing as one of those characters reduces the amount of replays if you want to see companion stories.
I'm not a fan but removing playable options from a game seems dumb...