First of all, yes I know the PoF feedback thread is long gone but I just want to write this and discuss more about this matter.
I am glad we got to know what happened to the Sunspears, some are still alive, but none of them equipped Spears! (Or Scythe)
If you have met some of the Elite spec Mentors around the Crystal Desert, one specific trainer, Tamela Okar who is still a Sunspear no longer equip spear as her weapon and some of them continued to train without our spears.
The question is, why ditch the spears? You're still a Sunspear, as the classic Sunspear guard was a Paragon, aka Spear+shield.
And how many Sunspears did we see with actually spears equipped? None.
How many did we see with Scythe? None.
About Dervish, what happened to them anyway? I haven't found a single thing about them or what happened to them. Many of the Sunspears were mostly Paragons, Warriors, Monks and Rangers. Did all the Dervishes vanquished just like that?
I can understand why ANet decided not to add Dervish as an Elite Spec, because it's too human based on their human lore-profession, but Paragon? Though I am sure they could've easily made something similar to the GW1 Dervish into GW2 as all the races were able to use it.
Why the kitten were no Paragon OR Dervish introduced in PoF?
I was so incredible disappointed ANet decided not to introduce atleast Paragon for one of the Warrior or Guardian's Elite spec and with the weapon we have been requested and waited for years, the (land)spear.
This was just a middle finger to us from ANet as we finally are in Elona.