LATOC was awesome resource while it lasted. However, I did develop a monomaniacal obsession with peak oil while posting there and since then I have been able to diversify my foci which has been helpful. It's demise helped me to get off my mental sofa and become more politically active in the meat-space.
One thing is sure, Savinar's self-obsession is quite the thing to behold. Narcissism parading as postmodern holistic concern. I mean, really, comparing LATOC's demise to the storming of the Bastille? More like Saturn devouring his children...
It reminds me of something that was written in Adbusters a few months ago. Something akin to: 'The Narcissist today gazes adoringly at his/ her Facebook page.' The main difference is that Savinar's pool (or FB page) is a star chart.
Our progeny outgrow and outlive us - hopefully. He should have let LATOC go, to develop and grow. But it was taking on a life of its own, developing an animus distinct from his own will - and he was not emotionally or psychologically mature enough to allow that to continue. Instead, he did what all narcissists do to all things that outgrow (betray) them.
He threw it to the ground and smashed it into a thousand shards - a thousand mini-reflections of his ego to enthrall him now - or so it seems.
Ultimately, I have no ill feelings towards the man, however. Indeed, I am grateful to him for helping me on my path of realization.