Atom has a big hill to climb, but through skillful PR it may not look that way. What this does, as others have observed, is put a freeze on development, while we all wait for the dust to settle with Atom. We must not allow this to happen. The most important thing is to keep the ball rolling.
I support Dave. Let the Atom folk do their own thing but do not let them impose anything on us, no matter how loud they may be. Since patriotic quotes seem to be the theme today, how about the old chestnut "United we stand, divided we fall." And there is simply no reason to be divided.