Quoted from rotordave:
Gomez was VERY animated in the discussion of cities at his TPF chat. He went out of his way to say that the cities were only ever meant to change the callouts, and "the internet" had decided they were supposed to be something else. There's probably footage of it on YouTube, check it out.
Could easily be true.
But why not just tell everyone that once the issue got so huge?
They have known forever now that it was a big point of contention.
Why they let everyone bash them over something they can fix in two seconds is beyond me.