If people object to anything happening on the server it's far more mature to actually *talk* to the people involved and ask them to remove it/whatever needs to be done to fix it. Throwing a tantrum and griefing is not an appropriate response.
The point of the game is having fun, which is what we did. Has anyone promised that it's especially child friendly?
As far as having creative goes it was always common to this server and in previous incarnations we had a bunch of extra plug ins. I understand they're a pain to maintain but why get upset over some people having creative? It makes little difference to how those in survival play and we could certainly agree some ground rules (i.e. keep builds away from spawn) if that would help maintain the general flavour for survival players. Shutting the server down over it is ridiculous.