I'd be more sympathetic to the idea of compromise under either of two conditions:
If compromise had been sought instead of forcing things to a vote, with a sense that people were taking into consideration all viewpoints and not just their own dislikes, it would have been far better.
If the vote (and it might change) were closer. Again, I don't like to see a bare majority dictate terms. But at close to 2/3 of those who have a preference who have explicitly voted no change, to force a change on them invalidates the poll.