I dont hate on the choices, I think the story over all is VERY well written, I know I can't do better (well, MAYBE the death of Carly, apparently Doug is the only one who went to 'spot when a gun is being pulled out' college as well, but I digress)
I can't believe I read all of that. I am completely backing the post-release DLC choice-expansion idea (Mainly cause I've been bringing it up in every other post I make here, haters gonna hate), but It would be a long, difficult process and would end up severely stunting the release and commencement of development of Season 2, which will probably be everything we want it to be, as they can do more behind the scenes development while we wait.
While I would love to find out what would happen if Travis came to the inn with us (meaning Ben would not mention the whole 'not the bite thing', leading to a revival of Larry(?)) or having Doug also stare at Kenny's Epic mustache to have Ben get a lead sandwich, Omid not break his leg or whatever, or even dare I say it, INSIST SOMEONE GOES WITH MARK TO BRENDA's INSTACOOK OVEN? (by that I mean, send someone with Mark, and not leave him in the hands of who is essentially a complete stranger?)
That being said, some choices are nessisary for the comic cannon sake. Lilly leaving for Woodbury, Shaun Green getting nommed to establish the whole 'Walkerz in tha barn' thing.
One thing I really love about the story so far, Is Kenny being traumatized by the stuff on Hershal's Farm. The way he feels about it is realistic (IMO!) and it's nice to see this so called 'meaningless' choice have some impact on the story.
And ANOTHER thing to all the haters of "false" choices, what if we could only play through this game ONCE. Think about it, all the choices you make have to be your own, and you would really regret some choices, and dwell on the might-have-beens, just like Kenny with Shaun, Lilly with Larry, and you with Carly.
P.S.S. I think the Carly + Doug death scene would have been better if we had not seen Lilly pull out the gun. Lee was looking at Kenny, and that is where the camera should have been, with some prompts to tell Kenny which are interrupted by the single gunshot from Lilly (or Doug's NOPE.avi), similar to David in the pickup truck and Kat. That shock therapy would have been so much easier to digest in my opinion, as opposed to seeing it coming and yelling at Lee to turn around.