My playstyle has always been less specialized and more Jack-of-all-trades generalness. A bit of everything so I can always at least get by passably everywhere. Anti-magic field? I got a couple magic-users to deal with that. Strong warriors charging in to stab my healer? Got a couple warriors to protect him. Locked door? Got a lockpicker.
Also Javelins are heavy and have limited ammo and I HATE getting encumbered and am a notorious pack rat.
Either way, at least we've finally made it to Vanarium. WOO.