Problem is with that other thread, yes it'd start clean and simple, but inevitably people would post saying "ooh I like 3 but with this change" and "ooh I like number 1 but this needs to be moved here instead"...then oh look, before you know it we've got a million separate designs again! Nice from a theoretical perspective, practically I'm not so sure.
I see absolutely NO FRICKIN REASON for that thread to have been closed. Celegorm, I'm sorry, but you are a pathetic mod.
I'm not going to voice an opinion on whether the thread should've been closed or not - plain and simple, I don't really have too much of an opinion. And yes I've picked the above quote as an obvious example but I don't think you're the only one who this applies to so no it's nothing personal against you at all.
BUT seriously guys, take a step back for a moment - this is just a forum. Some people seem to be acting like this whole rearrangement thing is the be all and end all of some huge lifetime ambition, and I really hope that there's a lot lot more to your life that's worth getting worked up over than here! Personally I wouldn't have even commented on the issue, if a mod feels the need to close it and lots other mods disagree then I daresay it'll be discussed and re-opened in due course. If you really do need to say something however, then why not be a little nicer about it? I'm sure something like "With all due respect I must say I thought the closure of the other thread was unnecessary since it could've been an insightful new angle on the subject" would go a lot further than personal insults.
...And that applies in life in general, not just here.