FAA inspector friend called me and told me about this one - it seems the FAA is really hot about it. I'm going to wait and see, but there are some very pissed off people inside the FAA. Whether the politics will allow them to do anything remains to be seen.
I would imagine there is a lot of heat.. but as you note, it will be interesting to see what comes out of it.
It does point out what has been said here before and that is 'a FSDO is a FSDO is a FSDO' ain't necessarily so....