Development assistance and involvement in play... can not earn him special treatment. We must act objectively and identically for all, by applying to the letter the penalty prescribed by our rules and that, whatever the offending player.
Precisely so. No matter how good a person is or what they have contributed, special consideration cannot be given if one wishes to maintain any semblance of impartiality. While I will miss Lopyrech, I would much rather lose him than play a game where the rules are enforced unevenly.