Where is my thrall?

I outfitted a thrall at my base and set to follow. I used the map room to transport but lost my thrall. I repeated the process and this time, lost my thrall before I even made it to the map room. Another player mentioned his thralls disappear into the floor when he has them follow. I think Thrall Commands need to be restructured and need a more appropriate interface. In all honesty, this is a barbarian game. We need mounts, not teleporters. I can say, since the first day of early release, thats really been the first major disapointment i have had with the game. In approximatly 48 hours, Official Launch kicks off. Will our thralls disappear when we equip them and click follow? Will they be able to follow us through the map room?