It looks as though the Gods have been getting some rough treatment by some monks. OK so storing the passwords as plaintext is embarrassing and it is fundamentally disappointing that this whole affair took place. However, I got an e-mail this morning informing me of the problem and then found that I had to reset the account password since it had been changed for me. This is a reasonably pro-active response and the gods should claw back some credit for that.
On a separate note - the job of changing passwords on other sites was easy because I use PasswordSafe. This allows me to create random passwords for each new site. The ones that had my old password in were really old accounts.
Ever noticed how difficult it is to delete an account?