While I know that you (or anyone else for that matter) won't read this post, because it will be buried between the rest of goodbye and thank you posts, I just had to write it.
Since I found this site, it has been a big part of my life.
I've spent hundreds of hours (many of them from work, I confess) browsing comments from fellow geeks at its discussions. I've learned and read better commentary and analysis here about the tech industry than listening to or reading so-called experts and gurus. Here I have acquired a lot of insight about Linux and the Free / Open Source Movement; and also about many dissimilar topics, many of them not related to tech.
But the most important thing I think, is to have found a place to hang out with other geeks like me. People that think like me and have similar world views and values. A place where I don't feel like an alien because everybody else in The Real World(tm) is so different from me.
So, from the bottom of my heart: Thank you, thank you, thank you; for having created such an awesome place. Not only did you create an amazing news aggregation site with comments. You created the best community ever.
So long, and thanks for the fish!