I was all bummed when I first saw the petition locked, but then I saw stickies. =D Let's hope they last.
One serious question though, which I would have asked in the rules thread if it wasn't locked. Will the state of the class threads be closed with each patch and a new one created? (Meaning, for 4.2 and on, would the 4.1 be locked and 4.2 be the new one?) I'm unsure on that because I've only been on these forums since 4.1.