But now I'm going to start. They discontinued gen 2 legendary weapons for THIS? That is bull****! Yeah, discontinue one of the big selling points of the expansion and something most everyone was looking forward to in order to appease an overly vocal minority of players who can't get their heads around the fact that GW2 isn't a Mario game. Just.....ugh....
In general terms I'm pleased they've put SAB back in, but I do feel like this is something of a "let them eat cake!" moment. They've been pushing April as a major month for GW2 to get caught up again, and I don't think SAB is the 'huge surprise' I wanted right now. If April is going to be a re-release of old SAB content + the spring balance patch, I'm likely going to continue to feel extremely underwhelmed with the progress Arenanet is making.
If I remember correctly Mo specifically said the six people working on legendaries were being moved to living world. Then in answering a question about whether this meant season 3 might come sooner, he elaborated by saying that he felt living world was more than the seasons. In light of that statement I think it's reasonable to assume Arenanet considers a SAB release to be part of the more general living world, or at least that it falls under the purview of the living world team to do it.
I don't recall hearing anything about those employees working on expansion content. They've already got a team of 70 dedicated to "future expansions" last I heard.