I feel old. I hate to say this, but it just didn't occur to me that one day you'd quit.
Though it's the work of many, there's always been a wise voice in charge here. You've been that guy. I can only be grateful for all the things you've done. Each well-chosen story was itself a gift. But I think your larger, architectural heritage - creating the modern moderation system, proving its success - is something that will echo throughout the coming years, with greater and greater significance. Organizing communities is, after all, our primary occupation as a species.
I feel privileged to have gotten to see it all first hand. And proud to have been able to participate, however imperfectly, in the discussion of this great salon at your end of the Internet.
It won't be the same without you.