AFAIK, he's referring this post from ProducerRowan:
Which I do NOT read as saying we the players/forumites should decide on yea or nay, just that they are keeping track of opinions and may choose to considder those in their discussions.I'll file these under too early to tell (and definitely not promised)...
- New class (we're discussing)
- Housing (we're discussing)
We have to choose where to invest, so if raids are really the thing and housing is useless let us know. Raids get a lot of forum traffic but not necessarily the player usage.
Personally, I'm in favour of housing (though empathically NOT agreeing with the OP's notion of housing), and based on the popularity of pets think housing might well be populair as well, even if it's just more fluff, and certainly if it has some form of being usefull (the IC reasoning for having a teleporter in my house is easy btw: because I paid a wizard to install the thing).
I am however in no hurry to get housing, and if the outcome of their discussion is "Maybe next year, let's do some bug fixing first", I'm all for it.