Ah, you said it better than I ever could. That is exactly how I feel about this whole thing as well.
I've watched your posts in dealing with some of the more touched of the trolls. You are my hero, Jedi.
It's nice to be noticed for something positive, though. I guess that for what I lack in productive enthusiasm, I make up with... whatever it is I'm doing.
I'm in favor of SGR, but 2% of the players will enjoy that.
New flashpoints 98% of the players will enjoy that, 2% just pvp.
Contrary to popular belief, endgame players are actually in a minority. A vocal minority, but a minority still. The biggest group of players, at least according to WoW statistics from a few years back, simply dally about in the content available during the leveling portion of the game. For SWTOR, this group has likely grown further since the game went F2P.
So going by a "majority rules the new content" principle, what we should be getting is more regular
leveling content. Except that would be largely pointless, since players who still have content to get through have no use for even more of it.
The only thing that makes sense is to court the enthusiasts. The people who are dedicated and talk about the game, and who'll get you get more customers through word-of-mouth. That's why they make Flashpoints, Warzones, Operations, Space Missions, new questing areas, and... can you guess what? Yes, same-gender romance content.
Content is content, even if it isn't traditionally associated with the MMO genre. And frankly? Screw tradition.
So since they already made the content without SGR, those who want it added in post launch in the past content, has lost traction since it's done with?
That's completely missing the point. Work hours and resources can't be "unspent" after the fact, which is why the argument that BioWare shouldn't be doing something that is already done... is moot.
You could argue against further content in the future, of course. I absolutely don't think you should, but you could.
Games like ME have romance options like Jack for instance, who is widely considered to be bisexual, even though I'm not sure whether she was ever available for SGR.
The thing about Jack in ME2 is that she uses sex as a weapon, due to how she grew up after she escaped the experiments she was put through during her childhood. She may have had sex with women in her past, willingly or coerced, but as far as actual attraction and romantic love goes she's straight.
Well, at least that's my interpretation. As disappointed as I was by the lack of any women interested in my Shepard beyond Kelly (and Liara in the DLC), it's how I see the character now.