CE does not have a “follower system”. What we’ve got is a system, allowing you to buff your damage to a ridiculous level - and that’s it. The only difference between Delincia and STR warpaint is in amount of damage you get. Imagine you could “boil” a cauldron 20 times in a row, adding 5 dragon powder each time and getting +100 to +200 STR warpaint in the end. Then you apply the warpaint to yourself and get a corresponding damage boost on 8 out of 10 attacks. That’s how “followers” work right now.
We don’t have a “follower” because follower is someone you can interact with - give them commands, change their behavior. Back in 2017 FUNCOM game designer talked about how they want CE combat system to resemble “Enhanced Skyrim”. Well, in 2020 CE “followers” can’t automatically clear the doorways to let us pass - something Skyrim followers have been doing since 2011