warning episode 2 spoilers below!
OMG, I just had the greatest realization evar!
after seing all the hate to ben i felt kind of sorry for him so i tried to think of SOMETHING that he caused that saved the group.
BEN HAS SAVED THE GROUP! or at least everyone who was on the farm anyway :L
remember at the start of episode 2, when you take teacher/troy back to the base but they die, turn into zombies, and try to eat kat? ben tells you that you die and turn into zombie without being bitten. without ben, you would have assumed that the teacher/troy was bitten and not know that die=zombie. so when larry gets the heart attack in meat locker, you wouldn't have killed him and lilly would have continued CPRing him. he would have zombified and killed everyone! and duck/katjaa would have been eaten by andy and danny and brenda :P
ben has helped in a way no one has every thought of! :D