Maybe I misunderstand their statements, but it seems like they also express taxonomic opinions within LPSN:
“Among a set of names in accordance with the rules of the ICNP, the LPSN curators select one taxon name as the correct name. This is based upon valid publication, legitimacy and priority of publication. The situations in which the taxonomist has a choice between several names that could be regarded as the correct name are explained in an article freely available on the LPSN. Whenever several options are available that are in accordance with the rules of the ICNP, the choice of a correct name in the LPSN reflects one of the taxonomic opinions expressed in the literature; this process is thus not fully automated as there are exceptions. Crucially, the ICNP does not specify that the most recent validly published name is to be regarded as the correct name. Other researchers may well express distinct taxonomic opinions and the Code permits them to do so. The LPSN indicates alternative taxonomic arrangements, if any, in addition to the preferred one.”
And I guess the follow-up question is if LPSN is the source for ITIS, which is the source for COL, which is our current source anyway, isn’t getting the information from LPSN at least better than the status quo?