Thanks Steve-O, for the nice comments. I love this site and think FFG is the best game company in existence bar none. I've been waiting and hoping for this reprint for years (like a lot of people). Yes, obviously, the theme would not have changed the gameplay, which I expect to be great.
The flavor text was pointed out by someone at BGG and I posted here and there after reading it. I wouldn't say I was offended by it, I just thought to myself, "That sounds kind of stupid. I don't want to play it if that's the story." I thought my post was a little tame compared some people's reactions to the announcment of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3E. I would never have supported a boycott, I simply would have voted with my dollars going to a different game.
FFG changed the text because they wanted to (or, as they said, it was not the intended original text). They did not do it because anyone forced them to. Implying this is some kind of censorship is a little off base I think. My comments were more a review and a complaint. Lord knows no one else in my life does what I tell them to, I hardly think I forced anyone's hand here.
I thought perhaps FFG was trying to be too PC, but either way, I really didn't want to derail the initial announcment, because it is a wonderful thing. I think if I ever have an issue like this again, I'll send an e-mail directly to them. Not that I mind the debate, but some criticisms are better in private.
Also, if any of you make Fortess Quebec I would like to be a playtester.