Well, it's for the best. Hopefully, the newer communities that cropped up in it's wake will allow for intelligent discussion, and opinions that differ from the flock.
Newbies don't need heavy-handed moderation and hypocritical bannings. They need gentle guidance and straighforward answers to their questions. While my opinions may not be what they're looking for, I try to give them honestly and without rancor. I was a newbie once...and have had my fluff moments as well.
Well, I can't say that I will be crying in my beer over it. It was really only a matter of time anyway ... after she finished banning all of the people with a different opinion, there wasn't much going on there.