In a sit-down with Forbes, Bamford explains that "Google's tweaks" won't affect future implementation of Sense:
Google, too, has indicated that it wants to make the next (3.0) version of Android more polished and user friendly. Industry observers have speculated that manufacturers like HTC will make fewer alterations on their Android phones as a result. Bamford, however, says he doesn’t expect Google’s tweaks, which are scheduled to debut before the end of the year, to affect his work. “Google may focus more on improving the user interface on the stock Android [software], but I don’t think they’ll preclude manufacturer customization,” he explains.
Bamford goes as far as to say that Gingerbread won't affect manufacturer customization in general, and HTC fully expects to implement Sense on future Android devices. Disappointed? Let us know.