Well, got Zevran. At level 10 (quite a bit higher than I had hoped) he has no points in the lockpicking tree, which I expected, and a measly 15 points in cunning (he, for some reason, has higher willpower than cunning...) My plan for the next few levels will be to spread out the points between cunning, strength (19) and dexterity (29). I am thinking along the lines of 8/3/1 for the next 4 levels. All skill points will go into the deft hands tree. If I dump the first 8 skill points into cunning, I'll be able to easily get to the 18 cunning requirement for the 3rd skill in three levels and the 22 cunning required for the 4th skill.