Originally Posted by LadyCroft
I did use Lydia to start the game but only as a pack horse so I could carry more loot.
Yeah, that's the only reason I use companions and she would still use all the best gear that I would give her. Even the awesome magical items. But since I've got the perks that add 100 weight and no heavy armour weight I hardly ever use them. Plus when I try and go stealthy into a cave, dungeon etc. they would always charge ahead and give away my position. So I keep her in my house, along with my wife.