Go Take A HIke!
I don't think I would like that very much. Keeping the moves hidden is one of the great joys of this game. It is the second-guessing, bluffing and difficult decisions of the hidden moves that makes this game really shine. I love knowing that my opponent is sweating wondering what the heck I am going to do and where I am going to go. For me it would be a bad idea to monkey with the rules in that fashion.
Agreed. The tension of knowing whether to have your yak sleep in the village before dealing in hopes of your opponent being forced to grab the salt so you can grab the gold makes for great fun.
I did download the new cards that replace the die roll for the selection of the villages for goods and orders. I have yet to print them and play though.