I don't know, I see a lot of conflation of choice and plot here. IRL, we make choices every day, but how much control do we have over the outcome? Some of the complaints about lack of choice read more like a desire for lack of consequence. I'm reminded of a dialogue exchange (regarding choice in games) in David Cronenberg's Existenz:
Ted: Free will... is obviously not a big factor in this little world of ours.
Allegra: It's like real life. There's just enough to make it interesting.