Ahh right… that line is more used to suggest insincere criticism. Usually when a strong denial actually means the opposite. Stress on the ‘too’. I’m very familiar with the phrase as it’s my go to response to homophobia.Well, when Gertrude says it in Hamlet, she is referring to the Player Queen in the show she is watching being too free with her criticism of the Player King. Gertrude doesn't know the Player Queen is supposed to represent her though, so by saying the Player Queen is treating her late husband harshly, she is saying more about herself than she knows.
All that goes to say that if you think WotC didv all this to slap Dark Sun fans (and yourself specifically) in the face, it says more about you than it does WotC.
Whether it was an intentional slap, or an accidental one… fans have been slapped. This isn’t an Easter egg… a pleasant drop in as a nod to fans.
Maybe the next product release will feature the setting of Darkhawk where a dungeon beneath a city has imploded and the planet is crumbling in on itself. The ruling council of 8 wizards has been turned into liches and trapped in the vortex. The wizard Mendlekainen is travelling the multiverse trying to find a new home for the people of the world because it’s demise is Inevitable. I’m sure that won’t rock any boats.