Just a couple of comments...
Regarding: "Christminster, as far as their website says, still exists, only reloacted to Niagara Falls, NY from Hamilton, ON for unrelated reasons to what the Bishops have done"
While that could be said to be strictly true, the relocation itself as a result of some of the same things that caused the Synod to act.
Regarding: " I heard one ROCOR priest suggest that thoughts of interest into the Western Rite be treated as impure thoughts, and if one was dead set on exploring the WR to do so through the Antiochian WR, because of the irregularities of ROCOR WR."
That's the kind of comment (by the unnamed Priest) which should be taken for what it's worth: nothing.
In general: the W/R is alive, well, and functioning in the ROCOR. The 2015 W/R Conference has been scheduled for next year. The very fact that nothing seems to be appearing to spark discussion is evidence that the W/R is recovering/healing from it's problems which the Synod dealt with. This is truly a case in which "no news is good news," I believe.