I plan on playing the WD without pets, and I know that there are other petless WD enthusiasts here.
Of course, it's not like I'm NEVER going to use pets, but 'petless' is currently my preferred playsytle. I'm just curious to see how many people here feel similarly, so vote away! :3
EDIT: For clarification, I only count the following as pets: Zombie Dogs, Gargantuans, and Fetishes summoned by Fetish Sycophants. They are the only real pets which last indefinitely, only leaving when they are killed.
Other skills, like Toad of Hugeness are, to me, just spells with a creature aesthetic. Toad of Hugeness isn't much different from Plague of Toads - it's a creature-themed spell which you or the enemy can't actually interact with.
Of course, I know everyone has different 'tolerance levels' as to what they may consider a 'pet' skill - let me know how YOU guys feel on the matter. I'm curious to hear different perspectives on what people consider to be 'pet' skills.