I'm open to change. You can easily make tertiary characters fall in line with some LQBTQ themes. I don't think they can change the main characters indentities so much, however. Gay/Bi/ etc Mat, Perrin, Thom, etc just strays far from the plot. Totally agree with you on the Thom/Moraine relationship though. Always felt those two falling in love was not necessary at all. I hope they find ways to kill off "important" players. One of the most annoying things when I reread is that practically everyone lives to the Last Battle. It takes away from the effectiveness of the Dark. Personally I think allowing Min to die early would be great. And help remove the ridiculous 3 girls 1 Rand plot line. All in all I think your mindset of a "new turning of the wheel" is a good outlook!