Originally Posted by The Old Soul
So now the question is, do I only recruit 3 of them every run, leaving whoever I don't pick unrecruited, or do I go through the effort and put up with the bugginess of combining a mod to bring everyone with me at all times and a mod that removes all but 4 people from every fight (because I don't want to turn the game into a roflstomp)?

Anyone have any thoughts on which of those is the choice more worth pursuing?

One option that feels natural is to play an evil Dark Urge. Depending on decisions and urges, you can wind up with far fewer companions than in a regular game. And should you happen to cross the party limit nonetheless: an evil person has ways to restore balance.
It is nice to have a team of four that always stays the same. Wasn't that one of Larian's original ideas? It has its merits.