I don't doubt that editorial has played a big role; I also suspect editorial has very little vision regarding what to do with WW.
I tend to agree. The character wasn't created to be dark and violent; that's why she isn't the best fit for that type of story (though I do think it can work, I like "The Hiketeia" for example). Nevertheless, the industry, as a whole (at least the direct US Market), doesn't seem to do all that well with the type of stories WW used to be.
And if this is a (debatable) fact...then wot's wrong in trying a different approach? It may not cater to everyone's taste, obviously, but at least they are trying to find something that works.
And by general consensus, so far, it does.
Sun and Moon ...you couldn't have stopped me if you tried. Storm deserves her very own solo ongoing...now!!! Written by BCW and illustrated by Phil Jimenez.