I'm convinced that the people who are fine with the summons had no interest in Summoner anyway. The people who are upset actually like the class and wanted something cool.
Summoner is to be my secondary class and I'm fine with the Egi's as is.
Keep in mind, the true Primals are still going to be summonable, but with the full strenght and fury they are as Primes. To me, that more than makes up for the lackuster pet versions that I'll be using in my day to day game.
But, to each their own.
I really had no interest in summoner, but if it ends up like something like this; where primals are earth shatteringly awesome, then that should be cool enough.
In all honesty, this tour 3 didn't really get me as excited as the first two. I like the snowy areas and I'm excited for Coerthas and Ishgard, but I never really liked Mor'dohna (sp?). Some of the music was pretty cool. I only saw it once though..I'll have to go back and watch it again more attentively.
(I've been watching some "Let's Play: The Last of Us" so that's been taking up most of my time currently)