Ah, so you are arguing that this new feature would not expand the wealth that is CC? This is the best arguement against the feature, in my opinion.
While your experience suggests you are probably right, said experience also makes you the best person to expound on the virtues of territory draft. What WAS present in Territory Draft games that is not present in random draw games?
There seems to me, as a person of imagination, that in manual draft games a certain mythologization of the game can form that is otherwise lacking or at least less significant in random draw... the selection of favorite territories, and concssions thereof for purposes of forced blocking, etcetera, are interesting aspects of the game that are completely unexploited with only random draw availible.
I can see how manual draft may soon lose appeal, when everyone is gunning for the same territories with the same strategy, but with CC's wealth of maps, the feature may remain interesting indefinitley.