The rant was more about me feeling like shit and having a convenient target to vent some of that feeling toward than really caring about the debate. Frankly I don't really care which way LJ goes. I understand the issues on both sides, and I really do think that just disallowing all nudity in the default icon would be fair and removes the "I know it when I see it" aspect of determining if any given icon is visible. No genitals, no ass, no nipple or aureole - male or female, regardless of age. No exceptions for 'artistic' content, breastfeeding, etc. That's balanced. And that means it'll piss off the most people possible, of course.
In the end I expect that no matter what LJ decides to do, there will be happy people and pissed off people. Some small number of people will leave in a huff (or a minute and a huff), and then it'll all blow over - until the next Big Drama.
Oh, but I do really feel that people who run to lawyers over every little thing need a belt sander exfoliation. What are we, little children running to mommy or daddy? Have we lost our ability to rationally discuss issues and negotiate a compromise? Yeah, I know, most people seem to think 'compromise' means 'the other party does it my way'. Low opinion of humanity? Whatever gives you that idea?