I don't suppose any of these (Link, Link), coupled with the fact that Ning still seems in good health, would change anyone's minds?
Reeks of PR spin. Do you have anything more recent? "In the coming weeks" is something I never trust in these sorts of messages until I actually see action being taken.
It really is! Frosty is the best follower for a level 1 character. There when you need him, unsummoned when you just want to wander around inside the inns and narrow hallways.
And I'm really enjoying the fun of necromancy in my Sorceress playthrough. Watching cave bears and saber cats tear into bandits...