manga said: You've responded to reader opinions in the past.
Responded to opinions, yes, perhaps to agree, perhaps to disagree. Let reader opinion alter our course? No. Done what readers say we "should" do? Or hope we do? Or wish we'd do? Never. And never will.
manga said: As Wendy plans to do with the same-sex elf pairing she has announced.
She's going to handle this as she has always intended, which has in no way been influenced by any of the speculation here or elsewhere. (No, she doesn't read the EQ Forums, but the conjecture on Facebook is just as unchecked and, in some cases, aggressive.)