Yes, in the second deletion discussion I did feel that I was the lone voice speaking in favor at the end, although it was very nice to see Wikimedia superstar Andy Mabbett speaking in favor of keeping it, as he is again on the Wikidata discussion.
I wonder if the deletion discussion would have gone our way if we had been more careful to only include the template on pages where the WikiTree profile and family tree clearly add information far beyond what is available on Wikipedia. The discussion often centered around instances where the WikiTree profile was poorly sourced, had erroneous "confirmed with DNA" settings, and added nothing beyond what was already available on Wikipedia. It really clarified for me the importance of our Profile Improvement Project and Sourceror's Challenge to continually improve the quality of ancestor profiles and family links here on WikiTree.
I look forward to seeing how the Wikidata proposal is received. I feel that our genealogical data on WikiTree has much to offer to improve the sum of human knowledge about our history and global connections. Thanks to John for his work on the Wikipedia template, to Magnus for his work on Wikidata, and to everyone who has been participating or following along in the discussions. This is where Chris would say, "Onward and upward for the global family tree!"