No, this is the CodeGuru downgrade effect... just wait for the next upgrade, when everything is going to get worse (guaranteed).
I wouldn't have used worked in this context.
You're right. Performed like this may have been better. I can see a few days to get the kinks out, but not months. Usage is way down. It's going to take a while to recover from this one. It's 2012 for crying out loud. It shouldn't be that hard to put a functioning web site together, especially one populated by software gurus.