Yeah, I got one too. Been with them sometime, too.
Not a loss. In fact, by removing them I'll probably increase my sales of other merchants. I've always thought LL Bean bled some sales away from two other prime merchants I had - but for some reason felt obligated to keep them up.
did they issue just a straight bye-bye, or any hint they were closing their affil program, or hints of a move coming up?
the problem with them is that their mail order program has done so well and they have an extremely good reputation. guess they measure ROI based on new-customer acquisition via the affiliates. Sooner or later you need to wait for the next generation.