To be fair, there aren't many people that protest the 'idea' of these characters... it's the reality that gets people up in arms..
I've seen people pushing for Marlena Varients... Pink teela... Pink Sorceress... Yet then complain when Straight repaint MAA came out.
Back when you were campaigning heavily, the community was more "I hope everyone gets what they want!!!!" Then as policies changed, it turned to "Oh Crap!!! You mean I have to PAY FOR THAT TOO?!?!"