if that's the way Hearthstone does it, makes sense to follow their lead (I played briefly ages ago). As I said, not a big deal and I'm sure I will adjust to it, it was just one of those immediate impression things, which are occasionally useful.
On the soft lock, yeah I tried to provide a little more info, in case it was the same thing he encountered, since he didn't show it. Also, I doubt he was on the Mac version, as I was. Hopefully that helps track it down. Oh, I should mention, I believe the option I chose on that encounter was to take out the leaders. I can't verify, since I can't get back to that encounter. There was a bit of text after about that leading to a fight, and then it stalled.