I acquired Faendal as a companion in Riverwood very early on in my exploration of the game. Does anybody know if other followers differ in their abilities (beyond aesthetics and disposition) to make it worth my while swapping him out or are they all basically angry pack mules?
BTW - despite Steam saying I have logged more that 80 hours (!) I still haven't begun the main quest line, so would appreciate as few spoilers as is possible.
Thanks in advance.