The EU server being down definitely unintentional. The technical support teams and EU staff are trying to resolve the matter asap.
Technical issues are definitely NOT a retaliation to any community sentiment.
We're still here, the NA team is compiling all of the feedback threads and concerns from the community in our channels to hand to the designers about the matter. We've told the community the rationale behind decisions made but have been met with coldness and resentment. Right now there isn't much more we can add that will resolve the matter or frustration for you. So yes in a way we're waiting for decision as to next steps on the matter.