My Z-Man copy of Troyes just showed up two days ago and I played a solo-game last night just to get a feel for the game before teaching the wife and friends.
The game is magnificent.
I am impressed by the addition of the purple head-of-family die and the addition of female characters--our group includes two ladies.
I am not so impressed by the four activity boards outside the walls and the dancing from turret to turret--seems to really overcomplicate things and make the playing area a little more jumbled.
But from the video it sounds like you can pick and choose parts of this expansion--using the purple die and passing on the mini-activity boards...if so, the designers are a very impressive group of thinkers, expanders.
I was thinking of using the rules for the extra dice part of the expansion the next time I play the base game. I just need to add some extra dice that aren't white, black, red, or yellow.