Its kinda nutty how this fanbase can be. I just think that the whole ordeal of people making a big deal about Sakura is insane when it may not have even been as long as Hinatas. I mean Sakura shared this chapter with Kakashi for epic dialouge. Hinata had a whole chapter for a speech basically, so why should they complain? They did the same over RtN, made a case despite it being non-canon only because Sakura was in it.
Basically even if the story is set up from this point forward to enforce and garuantte the coming of NS, they would complain to no end cause its Sakura, not Hinata as they always wish.
Sometimes, I feel the majority of the fanbase reads for the wrong reasons or is missing 90% of the stuff because they are only focusing on Hinata.
The title of this manga is Naruto, it follows the journey of a boy named Naruto and his friends on team 7. One of which is his love interest, the other who is conflicted with revenge and other stuff.
The story follows team 7, Naruto, Sakura, Sasuke, and Kakashi. To a lesser degree, Sai and Yamato though they are part of the main team. Yet some tend to think Hinata is on this team, she is not. Hinata is minor, this is something many still do not understand. If she had time in the past but was never used to the degree she was now, its not going to make up for her lost time completely. Fandom seriously needs to know its realities from its fantasies.
One reason I ove this site, all of us love NS sure, but we don't defend it non-stop, we know its flaws, we know how even NH and SS can come about (as much as we don't want them too). But we still acknowledge them. We know NS is real but has its own hurdles and requirements before it can be said as canon or not. Even if it is not canon, we still enjoy it and we already have the satisfaction that the simple "friendship" of NaruSaku is still better developed than NH. No questions about it, NaruSaku even as mere friendship is the best developed relation already. I mean if Sakura hated Naruto in the start now in chapter 630 being able to read and speak his thoughts simply because she understands him that much, NH is still far behind even if it became the canon pairing, basically NS still has stuff NH never even could dream of getting this late, its still just too late for it to have a consistent development and make it believable like NS. NH is late to the party and nothing can give it that same well development NS has. Kishi chose to do NS again and again, when he could have done NH more and more, but he did not. Its far too late, cannot turn back time, game over. No matter what NH does, its limited and cannot hold the same candle even if it became canon. NH had 100s of opportunities for development, but kishi chose not to do it, bringing it forward from this point on only makes it much harder to believe.