Yea the Himalayan bear made a lot of people against more bears.. the bias isn’t there with big cats though... people all over the forum (me included) want leopards even after adding the jaguar and having two tigers in the game and the leopard is way less unique than the sun bear is from other bears I guess it’s all perceptionI have no problem with the sun bear in and of itself. It's more the opportunity cost of the sun bear that I'm not so keen on. The time and resources spent on the sun bear could easily be spent on something I'm much more fond of, even something else that's relatively similar to existing species. I could probably come up with a solid two or three full DLC packs' worth of animals from southeast Asia, or arboreal animals, or carnivores, or whatever the theme ends up being before I'd include the sun bear. And again, I want to stress, I have nothing against sun bears. I think they're pretty neat. I just think there's other neater animals out there.
Aaaaand I also think I'd be much more open to them if we didn't already have the Himalayan brown bear. Not gonna lie.