Thank you, Anakin, for that very detailed explanation. I remembered this only hazily from reading about it some time after it happened. I had forgotten about Ken's stepping down as CEO exactly coinciding with this project, for example.
I truly admire his views and comments on letting each project be a single designer's vision. I have to say, I think anyone who did not want to contribute to Roberta's vision should not have worked on her game. Seems just common sense to me.