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.
Yeah this feature alone is a dealbreaker for me with this game. If it remains in the final game, I would play the game only if there is a mod available that completely trashes this utterly ridiculous and unjustifiable feature.