@The Blank as someone who is totally useless at bossing etc I can see the appeal of non-boss pets. It's something that a lot of players would have an opinion on, and could be quite controversial - and would make an interesting poll.
These are things that are definitely discussed though.
We are aware that there has been an issue with some people not being able to claim their toys. This was caused by people clicking out of the message they received on completing that section of the content.
I have added in a hotfix to stop this from happening again to anyone. You will also be able to get your state set back to what it should be (if you have been having issues) by talking to Emem.