The way she speaks to Shao in the datamined dialogues, she doesn't love him at all, she only wants power and Shao was the way to take it. She's also portrayed as someone who loves sex slaves, so I guess she's ok with Shao being a big muscular guy. Yikes, those dialogues are sooo not the Sindel we remember.I prefer the retcon. It stops Sindel being a victim, which has always been my gripe with her treatment over the years. But a manipulative Cersei tyrant, and someone who let everything burn because of her passion for a man she loves...it works better for me in terms of dramatic narrative.