Thanks for the feedback :) I really appreciate it and helps me build a better game! To address the points you've raised, I can absolutely see where you are comming from. In the demo I focused only on the core gameplay loop of expanding your settlement by building and making resources to build more. I designed the demo as a minimum viable product to get feedback early so a lot of that lord fantasy elements are missing.
Now that the core loop is there, my plans for the next updates will try to emphasize that bit more. A major difference will happen once villagers will own their own harvested resources which the player can collect as a tax. Villagers will then also be able to use those resources and build their own houses while you define the layouts much like in other games like Rimworld or Prison Architect. I will also focus more on the zone management aspect as you will be able to define what type of crops they should be planting, change priorities or manage tax collection policies.
Much later in the development I also plan to add public events where you enact the ruler fantasy even further by making lasting decisions about their future. They can approach you to resolve conflicts, to give blessing to their marriage proposals, you could throw down festivals, enact policies and simmilar situations but features like these have a long way to go right now.
Regarding why the villager names in the game have their place I feel that it makes it easier to recognize villagers individually as you make decisions about them. Even if the lord might not remember the names of every villager, they (or rather their servants) would still keep records about villager's criminal activities, taxes and such and those names would be available to them should they choose to learn them, much like in this game are available via various UI elements in the books.
Regarding the deselection issue, I implemented the ESC button functionality for this reason but I need to emphasize that more to players since it is not very clear. You can also let me know if you would prefer a different way of solving that issue. I will also make sure to add the door-wall replacement functionality in the next update :)
Thank you for giving it a chance and providing your feedback. I am vary happy you decided to play it and would love to have you around as the game develops further. Consider following me on social media for the latest updates! (lordsandvilleins.com/#social)
Wish you an awesome day and happy landlording! :)