since I take a companion with me, the game feels like switched to easy mode.
When I was running solo and wanted to do a dungeon or kill a special world boss, I had to prepare myself. Some NPCs required to stay at range for some others I had to learn their attack patterns. Most were unique and a challenge.
Now I just watch my companion kill everything that dares to cross me. That way the game became somehow boring. I even did run naked and without a weapon. With a bit dodging, it was still easy.
Sure, the companion AI is dumb but making them almost gods to compensate this is the wrong approach.
There must be a better way to make companions useful.