I'm relatively new to the forums so I apologise if I'm wrong here, but it seems like hell has been kicked up about choices all because of Episode 3.
I wonder if Carley/Doug hadn't have died, if there would still be so many complaints over choices mattering? I will admit I feel our choices don't have as big of an impact as I had imagined but part of me also thinks this whole fuss is just being kicked up because some folk are still quite bitter about not being able to save a favoured character, which is completely understandable.
Like I said though I am fairly new so this is just my take on it at the moment. I don't know how the fan reaction was after the release of Episode 2, it just seems right now there's an abundance of "Choices Do/Don't Matter" threads and I think the deaths in Episode 3 might have something to do with them.