Whether it's interesting or not is fairly subjective, so sure, if that's how you feel I won't challenge it.
There was a point to it, which I've given. You seem to not prioritize the gender ratio as important and instead would have preferred to see a completely new personality. With that in mind, I certainly understand how the decision is not only pointless, but goes against the direction you would have taken it. However, I think this new gentleman persona you wish to adapt is even more disingenuous to Lewa as a character then changing his gender is. So regardless of whether or not you agree with the decision, this statement is simply untrue.
I fail to see how the gender of the character has added any complexity to the story. The "continuation of the mantle" plot exist regardless of Lewa's gender.
For the record, I argued for new characters. If I were the sole developer of this then it would have been. My understanding of this is from someone who was not in favor of it, so my answer to this question is probably missing key components. However, realistically speaking it was more likely that LEGO would have reused the names that are already established and trademarked then to make completely new characters. The goal here was to develop this as if we were working for LEGO, so we set up certain restrictions that we felt were more likely.
I'm not personally familiar with Nova Orbis other than seeing some artwork and a general knowledge of Nickon, so I can't speak for whether or not its better/more faithful/more realistic, etc.
I think this statement is a pipe dream. There's no way to develop something that will appeal to everyone.
You lost me here buddy. Like, its a funny joke but it's not like we have any control over that, lol.
That's fine. I appreciate the honest criticism and the ability to express your opinions maturely. I wish everyone was capable of doing that, but unfortunately that's not the case.