Yes, I remembered that too. Had to look it up again. It says here near the bottom of the first post:
Hmm, according to this document (last page) the event is not until April. Unless that's a different event.
Well, suggestions are always something someone personally wants, no? I would think it's rare that someone suggests something they aren't personally interested in. But your point still stands. Ultimately it's up to them to design the "right" game. Sometimes decisions are made according to the developers' vision. Sometimes according to community desires. A mix of both is probably good. We have to rely on them analysing the data that is community feedback in the appropriate way.