I dont believe mercenaries are suppose to add to origin characters ... they are suppose to replace them.

Party of 6 could be usefull in many ways ...

But mercenaries are not good argument for it, as far as i know, if you would have party of 6 ... there is litteraly nothing forbiding you to make 6 custom characters, instead of 4 ...
And (speaking about single player, obviously) you are just where you are now. :-/

In the end there is nothing disrespectful, or insulting about mentioning that some thing is obvious ... if you find such statement as personal attack, i believe you have problem. :-/

If my comments bother you, there is nothing easier than telling me to stop.
I mean ... I won't ... but it's easy to say. wink