...But my timeframe wasn't far off.
The bitching has begun.
The companion management system doesn't work with people who like to kill their companions.
Of course, I completely forgot this sect of the playerbase.
I suppose "learn to script yourself" would be out of line?
Fools to the left of me, Philistines to the right; and me not nearly drunk enough in the middle.
Share your companion system, I said. It'll get popular and companions will become prevalent. It'll be like Oblivion! Feh.
I'll tell you this right now, though: universe help the first person who bitches at me to include some kind of slavery function.