Oh, if I missed some previous posts and misunderstood your intentions I'm sorry. ... quick reading ... Yep, my fault. So we're on the same side.
No worries! (...)
I'm actually happy about origin system. Even though I'm not gonna play this way on my first couple of playthroughs it's a guarantee, that all companions will be at similar level of complexity and equally important. But I understand your point of view .