I hate the idea of having to choose 3 companions and loose the rest, I want to have choices. What kind of mechanism is that? I mean, I'm ok with loosing one or maybe two companions due to story or approval reasons (I think by the end of the game, Astarion will hate most of my characters, might as well sell him to Cazador and make some profit)., that happened in the old games too, but not all of the not active party members.
"We are all stories in the end. Just make it a good one."