Ah, because you hate love and joy. Perfectly reasonable.
The thing is, they were, and still are, seriously sidetracked, or at least way ahead of the main arc. The only ideas people had for what to do with them were things like "let's metagame and go on a Finlay hunt."
Before the sudden reversal, I was expecting to see occasional "meanwhile, at the windmill" posts, where they continue to provide the down-to-earth, non-godkilling elements without slowing things down by having threads devoted to them, and maybe, in due time, Aldwin would become a PC again.
What I see as more of a copout, actually, is Xom being so damn cooperative. Seeing Goldmoon come to terms with being alive but damaged would have been interesting, even if the angst would sidetrack things further.