I am not a big enough fan boy of the franchise name to lie down and buy another product that exiles a whole group of the fanbase annexing them as ner do wells so we can win back fans that hate this company in the first place. I am the player who's been playing for 25 years and left Wotc because of their buisness practices. I don't care if this game caters to my playstlye perfectly. If it doesn't include the input of my brethren, even input I don't agree with: I'm not buying this. thus far it's double talk and it's nine months of yes manning and no show.
The first part of the sentiment here is awesome and I totally agree. Ethically, a company should recognise that they have fans who want things and at least acknowledge them in some way. It also makes them money, so really it's in everyone's best interest.
However, I am really only interested in my own fun and the fun of my friends and while I think the company should behave in such a way that caters to their fans (or at the very least, doesn't leave some of their fans with nothing to show for their years of goodwill), I don't feel that so strongly that I won't buy something I find fun for the sake of folks I don't know, don't play with, and probably won't play with.
I don't really need the game to be anything but a ttrpg that is fun. It can resemble whatever edition or none, though there are some conventions that I assume when I see a D&D label on something so that's the real challenge.