As starters I'd like to say that yes, everything lately has not gone perfectly for the studio with the layoffs and all that has come after - I know this latest announcement was a disappointment to some of the community, and maybe rightfully so if they expected to hear more about non-story things and upcoming expansions.
However, devs are humans same as the rest of us, and can make mistakes. I do not think they are intending any ill will, and most of them seem to put a lot of effort and passion into this game. It does not take much to realise that there is real talent to be found in this game - the quality of the releases just keeps getting better and better, improvements are being constantly made and brought to us.
I feel like we as a community forget sometimes that the people working on this game are just that - people. They have their own wishes and dreams and visions and pursue for them, and perhaps the direction of the game is not meant for everyone. Sure, there are things that could use more attention - such as WvW. However I feel like the core issues with WvW and PVP come from decisions made at launch and is not the fault of the present updates to these game modes. Fixing these game modes will also take a lot of time, since the dev resources seem to go into sustaining these game modes rather than re-inventing them.
Regardless of all that I think we should not forget what a beautiful game this is, at the end of the day. How it respects our time, there is something for everyone, the attention paid to the detail, visuals and sound dsign is absolutely stunning. How story is voice acted, how good the flow of the combat is, and how we still keep getting frequent updates and added things to the game. Yes, festivals, raid releases, increased cooking level so on all count as new content. Players choosing to limit themselves to one game mode is not the fault of the game - it is your choice as a player.
I am not seeking for huge amount of negativity or people coming here to express how much the game sucks to them. I'd just like to ask us all to remember that there is still plenty good things in this game - and that the people making it perhaps do not deserve as much hate and judgement as we as a community tend to give to them. I trust that this game can produce great content whether it is expansions or sagas - just look how phenomenal LWS4 was!
I'd also like to point out that while PVP and WvW get less attention, they have still gotten more frequent updates and attention than previously. And we know that more is coming, even if we do not have many details or a clear timeframe. Raids surely wont be forgotten - otherwise there would be no point to the upcoming strike missions. Fractals have been receiving continous improvements.
It's not all doom and gloom, let's enjoy what we have now and what is yet to come.