Quote sharon n nick 4eva: My take on the Writers......
They had no idea that they would be up against a fan base that wanted Damon and Elena together.
Even when Damon was clearly the bad Guy/Vampire we loved him.
When the writers started making Damon more human like and having feeling, didn't they know we would love him even more?
They were going one way and the fans made them go the other.
We did wait forever for Elena to "pick" Damon and we waited forever and ever and ever for them to make love.
Caroline and Stefan talking about the sire thing, during the time Delana was making love did get on my nerves!
Will just have to wait and see......
Kevin Williamson did say they couldn't make fans hate Damon even after he broke Jerremys neck, which led me to believe that was supposed to end Delena for good, but they had to change plans. He sounded like they found it very funny and strange, like they couldn't believe people still like Damon after that. So I think it really caught them off guard.
So that makes your theory plausible.
However, I really don't trust the writers. I just don't. Their goal is to make people watch and string. Fans along will do that. Then they can end it however they want and once the last ep airs, they don't care if fans are unhappy.
Did you read the books? The show keeps to a skewed version of it and I suspect the ending will be like the original book ending which is thatElena picks both brothers by dying to protect them from Katherine. Now, fans hated that ending soothe author added a fourth book to fix it, but given Elena wanting to die over everything I think that is how it will end on TV.