Yeah . Some people, including myself, just like talking about your trainers to show yes we are using them, yes we do care about them, and yes we love them. Sure, we can do the save game editor but that requires saving and loading and that sort of thing instead of instant gratification we get from the trainer :P.
Yep party health works on bandits...
It does make sense, I've only been using the stamina option from the trainer, otherwise I've been using the save game editor exclusively.
Exactly for the reasons you mentioned, the options are inherently flawed.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\35344487\367500\remote listed a little further back on this tread