What if other suggestions were brought up and the guys in charge really didn't think they'd work. Is that greedy or just disagreeing with what you think will work.
Everyone is a game designer...everyone knows what's best. Everyone knows what will work. Those guys at Anet, they have their heads up their ass. They didn't even discuss any other options. They decided this with a ouija board and a deck of tarot cards. What a bunch of cretins!
If you really believe they didn't examine different options and discuss them, I have no idea what to say to you. You weren't at those meetings and neither was I, but there could very well be other reasons besides greed for them not to try them. Maybe there's stuff you haven't thought of, or I haven't thought of. Maybe it has something to do with other content they're working on that we know nothing about, and some of the suggestions interfere with that content.
That's my point. We don't know. So the word greed, thrown about for the sake of saying it's all just about money, that they didn't actually think this was best for the game generally is the kind of hyperbole I speak out against all the time.
Edit: Am I happy with the new direction? Shrugs. IS it a new direction? They found a missing thing and filled the gap. This isn't really concerning me as much as it is other people. I can't say I'm happy about it. I can't say I'm unhappy. Want to know why? Because I don't know where it's going to go.
If it goes where I think it's going, I'm not going to be unhappy. If it goes where you think it's going I will be. lol
And now I need to crawl into bed. Respond when I wake up.