Please do NOT scrap origins! I love all these characters and I want to play as them! If anything full voice-acting for the custom character should be scrapped because it's not even done yet and as such it would not be a waste! I want to play as companions, in fact that's pretty much what I do in all Baldurs Gate games! (Currently playing BG2 as Minsc).
Please Larian do not listen to these people, I love your ideas about playable companions, and I also loved playing as Red Prince in DoS2 Even though there are many people who complain about you, know that I support what you are doing and I consider the gameplay so far to be absolutely amaizng and satisfying! Please don't scrap origins!