How did you guys feel about Dom dying and Clayton Carmine living in the campaign of Gears 3? Personally, I'm happy with it. The first time I played the Gears 1 & 2 campaigns, I went solo with a Dom AI and I thought he was useless. No matter what was going on in the campaign, he'd always pop a squat in the back while I had to kill all the enemies. I honestly don't recall ever seeing him fire a single shot. Remember the fight against the leviathan in Gears 2? Same scenario. AI Dom pops a squat in the back of the boat without firing a single shot, leaving me to take down the leviathan solo and after it's dead, he has the nerve to say "biggest fish I ever caught." I was actually glad to see him go in Gears 3. Besides, with his family gone, he had nothing left to live for, so it only makes sense.
Carmine in Gears 1 died too early in the campaign for me to care and the Carmine in Gears 2 took so long to die it was annoying. A buddy of mine joked that Carmine reminded him of Kenny from South Park because he died all the time and he thought it was funny. I'm glad the Carmine in Gears 3 lived. He was a badass!