Let's start with the title, State of the Game, not State of PVP, as if pvp is the soul and heart of the game, not. PVP has been and will always be a niche activity. Yet Guru, plays up PVP balance as the only balance worth talking about.
State of the Game was originally meant to cover all aspects of the game.
Sadly after weeks of searching for hosts that was experienced in PvE and/or WvW we simply had to put it on low and just continue the show with strictly PvP where we had gotten an enormous amount of feedback and support.
So we did not “play up” anything, there just wasn’t enough backing from the Community to support PvE and/or WvW.
Not to mention State of the Game was never ment to be a super critical "give it to ArenaNet"-show. We created the show on the premise of having a two way communication between developers and the community on a regular basis. We never wanted and never will want every month to be about how much we can laugh at them for doing mistakes or how many bad decision we can point out. We wanted it to be a genuine discussion that brought the Developers down in eye-sight with players that are passionate about the game.
Don't get me wrong we want to improve the game and we most certainly have no interest in the show not asking critical questions. But there is a line that we have no interest in crossing where it goes from having genuine conversation and simply throwing dirt.
I am sorry that so many of you have been unable to see all the points, critical questions and changes proposed/made on State of the Game. I am even more sorry to not have read any mails from the majority of you suggesting things, that you find important, to ask on the show. I hope we can see a tighter collaboration and participation in the future. If we don't get told, we can't fix!