While I agree with your position, you do seem to have a knack for getting in trouble. It may have been the direct insult.
Removing the project affects everyone, though. They wouldn't do this if it was WorldEdit or Essentials, so why Stargate? Also, I see outside links all the time. Maybe it's allowed when it's to dev versions?
Anyway, I hope you at least maintain the plugins until there's a suitable API replacement in Spout and/or MCAPI... assuming they don't make the same mistakes. Craftbukkit doesn't need to dig its own grave. It's going to be buried either way.