The 3 choices for Ashara are horrible. I really think BW hates the SI class because we got shafted on gear appearance, stats on end game gear, speed of attaining companions, usefulness of companions, order of which type you get as a companion and of course the *******st companions in the game. I love the story.. and love the way my class plays.. but having hit 50.. I have no desire to play this character anymore till they address some of the glaring issues plaguing this class.
Your doing it wrong if you think all SI companions are useless. I loves me some Khem Val. I can kill 6 packs with one or two spells while he tanks them all and I take zero damage. How is this useless? Maybe up date their gear once in a while.