I rarely visit this place, so it might go and that'll make no difference to me, but it is a popular site and there are many who care.
I don't think the site should close. The backdoor operators who feigned honesty while acting in a secretive underhand way have simply revealed they are not to be trusted.
Desertrat, behaves as though he is helping to offer other resourses, but clearly, using this site (and the current situation) for spamming other forums is a pretty low act, however, how would one who lacks integrity even understand that.
You do a good job Steve Pavlina... and the admin crew... so please consider continuing your valuable service.