I have to say that the L&P forum was one reason why I frequented TFL more than THR. I and others are probably going to be looking elsewhere now for another forum. (Looking in my bookmarks and bringing some other forums up to the bookmarks toolbar.) I didn't see L&P getting to be such a problem, though I don't read all the threads.
There was some heated debate and some name calling, if that was such a problem who not start banning people from the L&P forums like you did with me a few months ago when I went a little over the top?
I see this move hurting more than helping in the long run.
I don't carry a gun to go looking for trouble, I carry a gun in case trouble finds me.