Brad has commented further over on his post on the SOE Support Forums about the current situation that is going on, and Sigil's plans for the future of the game.
I highly recommend that everyone read through this post, as lengthy as it is, as it is very important to the future of the game.
both companies agree that we need more of SOE's involvement if Vanguard is going to continue to get the support it needs to both continue to be worked on and improved and debugged and optimized.