Good luck with that. We voted not to do the last FA and some members started anyway, so then the guilt factor set in so the rest of us started to jump in as well. By the end, everyone was doing FA and I think we finished in like 15th place. We may take a vote, but I know we're still gonna end up doing this stupid thing.
Sadly, this is true. Even if an event is not popular, people will still do them. They could offer an event with an endless quest line of ever increasing number of beverages and some players will still do it. It would be great if people actually abstained from the FA out of protest, but for the same reasons I mentioned above, I don't think that will happen. I just wish they'd cancel all FAs until it's been reworked. Imagine if FA was something people actually looked forward to?Because lots of FSes do them.
Notwithstanding the forum complaints, the devs are seeing a lot of evidence (at least on Arendyll where I play) to keep offering FAs with regularity.