Official statement on same gender romance arcs

Stephen Reid, Senior Online Community Manager, made an official statement on the SWTOR forums about the previously debated issue of same gender romance arcs and relationships with companions.  A lot of players or would-be players didn’t like the idea that the game only seemed to allow for male-female relationships  and romantic encounters. Bioware seemingly listened to the feedback and have issued a statement on the matter.
Official statement follows:
“Due to the design constraints of a fully voiced MMO of this scale and size, many choices had to be made as to the launch and post-launch feature set. Same gender romances with companion characters in Star Wars: The Old Republic will be a post-launch feature. Because The Old Republic is an MMO, the game will live on through content expansions which allow us to include content and features that could not be included at launch, including the addition of more companion characters who will have additional romance options.
Stephen Reid | Senior Online Community Manager”
There is no word yet about how long players may have to wait for these additions to the game or which patch or update they may come in but for many fans, it was enough to know that Bioware cares about their wishes and want to make the changes to the game.
What do you think about the announcements? Good or bad for Bioware and SWTOR?
Update: Clever games released a small vcast on this subject:

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