+ AA6YQ comments below
+ Were the Board or CEO to publicly state "We've decided to not make further investments in LoTW at this time, because it's working fine, and we have bigger fish to fry", that would be honest. Some members might disagree with their priorities, but the "Iteratively improve vs start-over-from-scratch" debate would become moot.
+ So long as the CEO's public plan of record is "the first step in improving LoTW is to blow off our right foot", that debate will continue.
+ "Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it" - Santayana
+ This is especially true in software engineering, as its actual practitioners well know.