Based on the slim hope, that some of the more nutty changes would not have been put into the game, if Cryptic had actually had a say in the development of the game (wishful thinking, I know)?!
Well, we've been consistently told that Cryptic has control of day-to-day operations without PWE's involvement. And that's believable. Anyone who's worked for a large corporation will know that 90% of the time even individual departments function as autonomous fiefdoms.
And honestly the game is in the best state it's been since launch despite a few "told you so" changes that have largely been reversed.
I think a lot of people are still in denial about this game being run on a free to play business model now...