Just jumped back on the forums since yesterday and wow this thread has exploded. I've been through everything and made some notes on all the feedback you've given us. As always, we do appreciate feedback from you, and it is exactly this feedback which led us to re-evaluate Death Mark. Not everyone will always have the same opinions or agree on our new content or changes, and that's fine, we all have different styles of play and enjoy Gems of War differently.
@Ivar we have some plans for the Guild Guardian already, and they're looking pretty cool right now, so stay tuned. Also, we've had a little luck moving forward with the EULA, we are just looking into an elegant way that it can be signed and people can participate in the Design A Troop. Once GW is more stable and we have some other exciting up-coming things out of the way I'll be the one sitting down to put some serious time into it.