Looks like there's been some lively debate going on inside HTC over the last 24 hours. It's been almost exactly one full rotation of the earth since the company announced--via its HTC UK page on Facebook-- that "we've been forced to accept there isn't enough memory to allow us both to bring Gingerbread and keep the HTC Sense experience on the HTC Desire."
Then, just a short while ago this morning came another very terse post:
"Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire."
No word on what that means for the fate of HTC Sense, but it doesn't seem likely the company would ever be willing to give it the ax. If anything, it could mean a slightly stripped-down version to make room for Android 2.3.