I paraphrased it, of course. What did you think of Eloise telling Desmond to stop looking for something because he got what he wanted in this alternate timeline? So does this mean in the alt. timeline everyone "got what they wanted???" Hurley has good luck. Nadia is not dead. Jack has dad's approval. Locke has a decent relationship with his dad. Ben had a better relationship with his dad. Dogen's son is not dead, etc.
This doesn't explain why Sawyer is still searching for his dad, Kate is a criminal, etc. But maybe their heart's greatest desire was something else, so they still had those same issues. I'm sure Eloise's heart's desire was not to kill her son. Whidmore's was to have a good relationship with Penny.