Well, the thing is, people here on /co/ because Hussie is not pandering to them specifically.
I mean, He actually didn't give to the Davekat shippers and people here called them a coward.
I mean there was 3 choice
-confirm Davekat, which people would have called hussie an huge panderer who ruined the comic for the newer fanbase
-let the doubt remain, making hima coward
-kill davekat, making Hussie "true to his real fan and homestuck".
It's like, none of those choice even involve "Hussie is doing what he want", no it has to have some ulterior motive. and the craziest thing is HUSSIE HAS NEVER CONSIDERED SHIPPING SERIOUSLY AND HAS ALWAYS USED IT AS A JOKE.
this is a fact that most ignore, you ignore the wishfull thinking of the fandom and only take homestuck as it is, and from start to finsih, you realize it was always about friendship, not drama love story.
And to that, Hussie remained true to what homestuck has always been about.
But no, davekat supporter and davekat hater must act out as if davekat was the keystone of everything that matter in Homestuck, when, just like any ship, it has always been a fucking joke.