No I think people would make the choice that would mean the miseries of hell because the idea of repenting is too much to swallow.
You really should give The Great Divorce a read. Its an interesting fictional story on its own. Its about a bus ride out of hell to the edge of heaven. The reason it is pertinent is because I think it does an excellent job of explaining how people might choose misery over joy because the way to joy means renouncing some part of themselves. I mean Jesus was clear that only those who are willing to die to themselves will have new life in him. Its not as simple as saying here is paradise and here is hell so which do you choose. The way to paradise for a fallen person is a path of repentance and submission to death of the old person. So what I am saying is that people would rather stay miserable than submit to that.