Aqua: Thank you for the spoilers! I've never tried Keldorn or Yoshimo past the dungeon, maybe I should!
I always let Keldorn go back to his wife, rationalizing that if I were married *I* would want my husband home every now and then. (His constant absences go hand in hand with my theory that one shouldn't have romances with Paladins as they'll be too busy shinning their armor and saving everyone else to give a woman the attention she deserves.)
Okay, so you've never found a use for Anomen.
One question is have you played girl and romanced him? That changes just about everything, he's awfully annoying otherwise.
You see, I've done the Viconia romance, the Aerie romance (twice) and the Anomen romance (twice - failed it the first time)
Having taken all three through my party the entire way and having had the full affects of the romance for all three, I disagree completely with you as to him being useless.
Sure, I'll say Aerie's useful and fun but she never, EVER reaches the full spell levels of a full mage or full cleric (I'm not dissing Aerie, I love her, just saying she has weaknesses), Vicky's passionate and has that nice magic resistance and can get the full cleric potential, but she's a bit weak and if you don't like evil slightly negative women, it's a bit annoying. This brings us to Anomen...For one, he actually can tank (and we don't need to go into 'I had Aerie cast five hundred blurs and wore gauntlets of strength and super duper armor...and boy can she tank now!') Naturally Anomen is a good back up tank for say Korgan (plus then they bicker and that's fun too!)
He also can reach his full cleric spell potential and picks flowers for his love along the way to boot.
If you really want to discuss this, feel free to start another Aerie vs Vickie vs Anomen thread, though I must warn you, they've been done before...