It sure wasn't a blatant troll; that's what makes Wassercrats so effective. And maybe if people could be trusted to stop responding to him (and I'm not saying this from the high horse; I caved a few times myself), then the root node could have stood. Judging from the way the previous installment went, that was less than expectable. Do you honestly believe that letting the same thread unfold again would have provided anything valuable for the archives?
There is a time for everything. There is a time to be patient and to mentor, and a long time it is, and there is a time to make judgements.
Makeshifts last the longest.