Regarding mounts, especially gained through Find Steed:
- They have only a few simple actions, without even Help let alone Attack.
- The spells you can share with them are almost only buffs to keep them alive or let them do odd things like speak to other animals, which aren't much use if you can do the same anyway.
- They can carry stuff.
- Combat rules seem to mostly cause you to just have to keep trying to stay on your mount. They don't give advantages to anything except using a lance and maybe moving faster.
What am I missing? It sounds like it would be fun to have a mount, but what are the actual game benefits of having a mount?