People tend to judge her rather harshly because of some her trashy comments on Twitter.
Objectively speaking though, Shadows Rising isn’t really all that revealing regarding her quality as a writer. Most of it seemingly came from Blizzards own guidelines, and she merely threw around superfluous embellishments.
To many, the book itself felt rather boring and unnecessary.
That said, the gay couple thing was handled just fine.
Although it’s rather irksome, how Blizzard throws its focus on stuff like that, when there are a whole bunch of glaring issues left unanswered.
It’s probably about the usual corporate virtue signalling, that needs to nail the message for some public praise.
But can’t help but wonder how is it that they put such importance regarding where does X insert his reproductive organs, or who would Y take to her bed, in a setting that, because of writer discrepancies brings yearly retcons to its most basic cosmology, leaves hanging entire chunks of its races (troll leadership, Draenei situation post Argus), and can’t make up their mind regarding the state of entire territories (Gilneas, Ashenvale, Barrens,…).
All the above being neglected plot points that hugely affect big parts of the story setting.
That’s the reason why I think some bring forth the “agenda” speech (Others may do so out of prejudice or bigotry).