I am personally not a fan, and most of the "characters" they have thrust upon us I just as soon would kill off or throw away. To me an RPG is about creating your own story within the worlds limitations, not about playing someone else's idea of a story. Mind you having interactions such as these are not bad as temporary alliances, or side interests, but the current character "origin" selection is horrible at best for any long term campaign. Hopefully they introduce some decent options later on, or I will end up soloing this story line.