It would be nice to know how much of the Guild Summit info is still true. I am hoping that if some overriding in-house gag-rule precludes an update on the status of SGRs, that we might at least hear in generic terms about story.
I think we can safely say that we've heard some new stuff about story. They've been pushing Mekab as being a story expansion and they keep saying there will be a faster pace of new story content updates after its release. The Hood interview was also pretty interesting on the story front. The question I haven't really seen anyone ask in this thread is, that since Hood indicated that most of the future story content would be universal rather than class specific, does that include SGR? When they were asked at the guild summit they evaded the question of if SGR would be available on current companions.