In the wake of last week's alarums and excursions, LL have done some further maintenance of their data centre. They have told people what's happening and why, have issued warnings of the possible effects, and have given an explanation about why it's being done. I think this constitutes progress - at any rate, it is more communication than we normally see from LL about such matters.
I would rather not have been kicked off the grid and prevented from logging back on, of course... but at least this time I knew something about what was going on. So, one step forward, I think. Or at least a cautious inching of one toe in a generally not-backwards direction.