I’m avoiding having to worry about stats by playing a classic game, where the game makes these decisions for me.
BTW re. the downsides of a paladin, this play through reminds me that Paladin spells are VERY expensive, and paladins are slow to acquire spell points. Right now I’m refusing to pay 30,000 gold for Sodar’s Recall because my paladin doesn’t have enough SP to cast it anyway.
Enter the Tavern, take a seat, order a drink, and get ready for chatter!