It's a terrible shame, it's been handled poorly, and I think it's even more questionable since the post wasn't even on Pond's journal directly. More than anything, I'm sad I won't see Pond on my flist anymore. I think it is clear that they are trying to do things when fandom, or people in general, are distracted. Bad show, sixapart.
But the upshot is that I am permanent, and I'm not going anywhere. If you feel that you must go somewhere, that's your choice, and I'll miss you if you're somebody I watch. If something happens to this journal, I think it likely you will be able to find me. There's always AIM and the website.
Meanwhile, business as usual. We overslept through the morning sessions (oops), and now I think i might hit the pool before lunch. ^^V