I don't miss them too, but people keep clamoring for feasts, because they want more engagement with their peer NPC group.I presumed it was because I didn't like or want them.
A smart game designer would figure out that copying Warband feasts would be inadequate, but will find better game mechanics to satisfy the same player urge.
This also won't happen, because TW won't listen.
Let's ask TW if they are indie devs or not. @Duh_TaleWorlds, please give us the inside scoop on your indieness or otherwise.