Sad to learn Gentoo's crisis from Slashdot. I unsubscribed from Gentoo newsletter several months ago (even the newsletter itself has not been updated for some time), and I do not have any clue on this crisis. But according to my knowledge, there is no Gentoo 2007.1 release, which is a dangerous signal. Although the periodical release in Gentoo itself is not as important as for other distributions (actually there is no impact for users who have already installed Gentoo), bleeding-edge release is a must for newcomers.
As a fan of Gentoo, I do hope that Robbins's offer will be accepted and all the issues will be sorted out quickly.