Interesting. I'll think about this. I dropped Alistair and took up Zevran - I felt really bad, which is a testament to how good the game is at making you believe that your actions can actually hurt another character.
I've just taken Wynn on, at the tower, but took her back out of my party. I might recall her. Might recall Alistair now that you mention him. Damn it, you're making me doubt myself ...
Have you ever tried 3 mages? I toyed with the idea, but I imagine that once the enemy gets close, you're fucked.
I'm already anticipating restarting the game, and I'll try the huge rogue with the massive blade as my main character when I go again.
PS haven't met liliana yet. Looking forward to it.
PPS - great game. Wasted/spent hours of my life on it.