As I understand it, the problem was caused by a set of events which could be described as a "perfect storm" - i.e. a combination of factors, each of which, taken individually, wouldn't have been anywhere near as serious.
I've dealt with many serious server and network failures over the years. I've had several phone calls or pages at breakfast, and headed straight to the airport to fly hundreds of miles to deal with a crisis like this one.
If ODP/DMOZ say the situation is "still being worked on" then I think we can assume they know what they're talking about. We've all waited X weeks, what's so wrong with waiting X+1 weeks?
If they bring the systems back online without a resilient backup which is fully-working (and fully-tested) then they are asking for lightening to strike twice.