I think they did miss a bit of a trick by not including at least a mob of drunk locals the group get into a fist fight with which if they lose lands them in Jail
Who says they missed it? We have villager tokens to represent the general "civilized" population of the world. A quest where villager tokens represent hostile "drunken locals" who fight the heroes and so forth would be an interesting twist, considering villagers are usually friendly to the heroes.
If the amount of plastic in any given expansion is limited, I'd rather they use it making figures of things that can't be so easily represented by existing components.