The spam attacks are disheartening, but I'm sure this will be resolved soon enough.
Ike, you must be quite an optimist. The response of BPL has been nearly no response at all. The only change in the last year was to add a script to add in the deletion of spam, but that has a couple bugs, one of which makes our legitimate threads disappear. The easiest, effective, no cost option has not been taken. When the response to an attack is to effectively do nothing, I can't be as optimistic in believing the attacks will stop.
Actually, I do believe the attacks will stop. Members and guests are already getting fed up. That we know. It's safe to assume unregistered visitors are getting fed up as well. Given that, membership fees are very likely to diminish, and BPL will be unable to pay its bills. Then the servers get shut down, and the attacks will stop. With the response of BPL, this result is inevitable unless Ryan Jordan wants to run this business in the red. With his lack of involvement in BPL, I'd say that's doubtful.