Worth a try.
But in all seriousness, I didn't start that topic just because I think this one was irrelevant, but also because there were some ideas which I wish to discuss and expand upon.
I was "promoting" my topic (who am I kidding, it was a shameless plug /s) because I wanted more input on the discussion which is going in there, not to steal the one going on here.
The other opinions which I have expressed concerning the concluding of this discussion do not constitute a demand a demand to have it shut down or moved, but a personal effort of persuasion, which I assumed is well within my role as a user, although I may have been mistaken. (I may have been disruptive in some way earlier? If so, I apologize)
I'm just trying to make that case that I don't think this conceptual battle is really useful at this point in time, as there isn't really anything concrete "on the table" at the moment. (Is the hypothetical abstraction of shipping better than the hypothetical abstraction of not shipping? Does it really matter without a concrete proposal for the story?)
Again, this is an opinion, not a call for some sort of boycott.
The point I was trying to make earlier in more poorly worded plug was that there are other things worth talking.
And anyway, even if we did unanimously decide to ban romance as an idea from the universe entirely, knowing you, you'd still suggest anything you thought was a good idea for the series (and you probably would not be wrong to do so).