Fully agree, i am surprised how angry people are that their char ages 5 years for an entire week of gameplay (real-time). For now this feature is useless, but if implemented alongside with others the game can become more global while still being "warband". I'd love to see ckish dynastic/intrigue features that would give us more interesting lategame (more then just destroying everything on the map), maybe even more risks for a player (like in ck2 player is not ultimate killing machine, AI often plots to kill or organise to overthrow a ruler, etc).On top of that for those that are *****ing and moaning about your character dying of old age - that is a feature.
In Bannerlord the whole downside to your character's death is the fact you can reproduce and play as a descendant. A base feature that has already been implemented in the game.
Also, I dont see why people say that warband was better. Most of you wouldn't play native warband now (i wouldn't). I didn't play native warband for a long time, it was always modded, even if mods were not conversions (like Diplomacy mod). Just calm down, stop moaning on how sad you are the game didn't stand up to your expectations (maybe your expectations were too high at the first place). The game is still developed, i love it so far tho seeing some problems i am very eager to see finished product.
By the way, the topic itself is awesome, i really enjoyed reading it.