My party consists of CHARNAME (berserker), Corwin, Glint, Voghlin, M'Khiin and Neera. I wanted to try the new characters, so I took them all as soon as I possibly could. And lo and behold: M'Khiin is by far and away the best one. What a surprise that was.
Corwin is good, a down-to-earth, dependable and straightforward character whose only flaw is in the rules: archers are way too overpowered, as a kit. It's not even funny. But I'll keep her nevertheless.
Glint is a bit of a joke in the Jan Jansen mould, but not nearly as funny. Still an ok character. I'm pretty sure the gnomes of Forgotten Realms are about to protest being portrayed only in this one way.
Voghlin is not a success. His voice is wrong (German instead of northern), his lines are shallow and I have yet to see him make a decent comment. Skald is also not a very good kit. The difference between the kits is actually obscene: just think of archer and inquisitor on the one hand and then skald and beast master on the other.
But M'Khiin oozes quality. Her voice is perfect: a world-weary woman, someone who has experienced a lifetime of hardship and maltreatment but still hasn't lost her essence or her spirit. The lines are written really well, and for some strange reason, they seem very authentic, coming from a rather simple but good soul. "Fall down now!" is one of my favorites. Also, the interactions you can sometimes get between M'Khiin and various spirit-like figures in the game are extremely interesting and very well done.
The only flaw with M'Khiin I have seen so far is that if you equip her with a shortbow, her sprite still shows her throwing her axe. But that's not too serious.
Would LOVE to see M'Khiin content in BG2, but maybe that's too much to ask for. I haven't got any specific M'Khiin quests yet, but maybe there's something to come.
To whoever is responsible for this character: Well done! I'm very impressed.