All you Elena & Stefan shippers can breathe a sigh of relief. Although the love triangle of Damon-Elena-Stefan is still alive and kicking, and likely will be for the show's run... the show's runners are on your side. Read on for spoilers.
The problem is, that all TV relationships need D-R-A-M-A, or people will stop watching (that's the theory, anyway). That's where Damon comes in to mess with cute high-school (on Elena's side) lovers Elena & Stefan. Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson explain this for us as best they can:
“This show is cemented in a love triangle over the whole run of the series,” notes exec producer Julie Plec, “and right now we’re very much embedded in the pure love [of] Stefan and Elena.” So not even a kiss? Yes, Plec teases, but “probably beyond season 1.” Adds boss man Kevin Williamson: “This show is always going to be about Stefan and Elena. It has to be. They’re soul mates.”
I'm good with that - are you? Elena can certainly end up with Stefan... if there's some Damon intervention on the way.
Source: Ask Ausiello