>>"But the real positive is that the source has been removed and no longer in a position to cause continuing disharmony."<<
Are you sure about that?
My experience has been that even though ML made himself a very viable target, and perhaps in some cases deservedly so, he also experienced many who delighted in provoking him... people like this will find another punching bag at some point.
They have been here all along, before ML and will be here well after he is gone... if that is what comes to be.