I much rather see Jon Snow die for good than him being brought back. I much rather mourn Jon than see him die and come back as something else. I doubt I would get anybody to agree with me but this is why.
When I got into The Game of Thrones and later into A Song of Ice and Fire I heard so much about GRRM not being afraid to kill off beloved characters. It fits the world he created and it makes for great suspense and very little cliché. When I started reading the books I was so very much invested in them and at some parts my heart was pounding in my chest. Unfortunately much of thta feeling is gone now.
When GRRM brought Catelyn back I was glad for the actress playing her, I was happy for Arya who lost so much and and I was relieved for Bran and Rickon. Though at the same time I had a nasty after taste in my mouth so to speak. I think it would have served the books for Catelyn to either stay death or found a way to escape.
I didn't mind so much that people like Beric seemed to be impossible to kill cause they were more like a plot devise despite being a rather well-rounded character himself. But when they start bringing POV chars from the dead is where the I lose my investments in the chars again. Everybody knew the Mountain would make a return and when things start being predictable it gets boring and you get detached once again. Since Gregor wasn't a POV char either I thought to myself, this again? And moved on.
Though Jon is yet another POV char, one that's shrouded in mystery. If you're going to be so bold as to have him be attacked in such a vicious way, please either let him die, break everybody's hearts and let that be a real emotional experience or make it so he somehow survives the attack which is also a cop-out but at least not such a huge one as bringing the character back from the dead. "Cause magic!" *trollface*
I'm sorry but it feels cheap, predictable and a major cop-out at this point in the series. So please either let Jon RIP or have him survive somehow but don't do the fake-out OH EM GEE HE DED D: just to raise him from the dead.