If Sookie doesn't evolve past this relationship with Bill there will really be no reason for me to continue watching the show. It's not that people so much love Sookie/Eric they love her evolution as a woman and Eric was an important part of that. After the great betrayal Bill becomes an after thought in the books and she goes on and through various relationships and life changing events.
Like I said like 100 times before here. I can understand changing parts of the story to make it more conducive to TV. I get that. I even get changing some of the more minor story lines (Lafayette etc.). But to change major story lines is just not my thing. More than anything it demonstrates a marked lack of creativity to not be able to come up with original character so he's just ripping off some characters and using them in his own story while ripping off bits and pieces of a story he finds interesting which I don't think is that great. And I know that's kind of a harsh representation and that Charlaine basically said fine and dandy to this whole thing but that's just how I feel about it. And as for her putting her stamp of approval on whatever he does, no writer who writes the sort of stories she does will ever turn down any TV or movie deal regardless of what happens to the story. It's self preservation.
I also know that Alan is a creative person so I'm more disappointed in him not doing something with it instead of taking the easy way out.