My intent at the start was to not wipe, the people said it was ok (including HM's) so my intent changed because a wipe would make rebalance much much easier.
Then a bunch of people said they didnt want it so we did the vote to get general feelings. The vote had all of about 24 votes, but was in favor of wipe.
We have been gathering charts so we can see what balance needs to be done.
I know for a fact people would rather have people who are flexible and willing to change than someone who says, this will happen and then does it regardless of later facts or information.