I've been around, it's just that on occassion, work actually expects me to... um... work. But I'm going to try to check in here more often.
As far as the dojos go, I don't mind losing students that weren't there before (I've been in classes of four people - counting the instructor - before). I just don't like seeing people that I thought had an investment in my dojo jump ship and leave. Truly, I could already see the attitudes changing in certain people as the issues polarized. We will see what happens now.
I'm still interested to here from anyone that might have experience in this sort of thing.