Congratulation, you have discovered that you don't play your own saga, you play the character BW designed for you.
And yes it blows.
WHy are you here? Waste of space imo.
Anyway, I think it isn't that bad. It is very disappointing
though and I agree that implementing a dead companion wouldn't have been a bad decision. They do a damn popup when you go into a PvP server, why not one to make sure you kill him? Why wouldn't you be able to gimp yourself? It's up to you right?
Maybe down the line they'll expand on the system and some less conservative choices will be available