The proactive money is already handicapping the prospect of an OCA corpse, not that the hierarchical bumpkins on Long Island don't richly merit such pessimism.
Let's see. Former Met. Herman lent himself $150k by taking a mortgage against St Tikhon's.
Well, modernist concepts like carefully-specified ownership rights and responsibilities don't apply to Bishops, who are addressed as Master (despota).
But...but...what about the...by-laws? Yeah, right.
My experience with day-to-day Church matters tells me that the disedifying and disillusioning cult of personality drives more faithful away from Orthodoxy than the saccharine call of Protestant megachurches. Let's blame ourselves for tempting our clergy to act as ringleaders of bootlickers, rather than as the servants of servants.
I stopped over at Gabriel's place to briefly ponder the dissonance of an OCA/AA merger.