With the discussion about exploitable bugs in and cheats for ofp there were really many clans hoping for a patch to address this i guess. I think many clans will reconsider putting effort into leagues now that there is no hope of ever preventing cheats. This is the downside.
The upside is that cheats do not casual or public gamer that much and the missions made for 1.91 will work forever as there won't be any changes to editor commands anymore. Also, many things i'd like to see in ofp don't seem to be possible with the current engine and i really like the idea better that bis is making a sequel with a new engine which allow vehicles in vehicles, which has no clipping bugs, which uses all the nice shaders, which has real water and grass, etc instead of "wasting" time on the old engine. Yeah, there would be some things i would like to see fixed in ofp, but if not fixing them means there will be a COMPATIBLE sequel to the game in 2004 i can live with that. Although i think that ofp had many bugs during the last 21 month the support from bis was outstanding in terms of effort and duration they put into this game.