So, for those of you that don't know me, I've been a developer here for a few years now and I've really enjoyed my time here. I remember all the good experiences I've had interacting, helping and supporting other devs. I'm rather conflicted and confused as to why everyone is leaving. I've read a few of the posts of admins, moderators, developers, etc. saying they're leaving, but they all come down to; "I'm exhausted," "I'm losing interest," "I've been too caught up with school/work," or something along those lines. I'm not trying to bring people down, but it seems as if most of the people of power here are leaving because they are followers, and not leaders. That's just how I'm interpenetrating it though, take it as you will. I've helped out so many people here, and there have been so many experiences that I just want to relive. Seeing all these posts saying "I'm leaving" is honestly heart breaking, even from those that I didn't know. I can still remember my first plugin; The Original Medic Plugin, and how it was accepted by Gravity, then when I uploaded a file and had questions, he was there to help me. I used to see lukegb get summoned once in a while. I didn't see mbaxter much, but I know he was around once in a while. I've had direct interactions with EvilSeph. There used to be games like Tag played in the offtopic section, that I would always see Lolmewn participating in. Once in a while I would see lol768 stalking the forums. Jade, she in particular would jump around, sometimes scolding me for telling people off for using unofficial builds and such. I've helped out Iroh once during a developing issue he experienced, which I though was quite interesting, I'm not sure if I was able to solve his problem, but I was glad to be there to assist him. I saw evilmidget38 around a few times, and his interactions were always exciting *scowls*. I've had a few interactions with TnT, and I always loved interacting with. narrowtux and the creator of Lockette created some of my favorite plugins. c0mp and I had a few interactions as well, which were pleasant. I never interacted with Dinnerbone, but I was here when he was originally the lead. I know I've missed a lot of the staff, but they've all made my time here a great experience. I've loved developing, getting and receiving help, as well as interacting with the admins/moderators/other devs. I wish things could just go back to the way things were originally; have all the Retired Staff come back and everything be nice and peaceful. I would at least love to keep in touch with the former staff.. Running into the dl.bukkit.org down for legal reasons post was very depressing.. thanks Wolvereness.. I hope this gets sorted out. Now we're left with staff that people don't really have the interactions they did with the retired staff. I felt that there was a relationship with the retirees, and I felt as if I was a part of the Bukkit family. Everything has fallen apart and now I'm lost. What do I do now? Do I continue or stop. Maybe go on a little hiatus. Who knows. I just know for a fact this hurts and it feels like a huge part of my family has just died.. Sorry for the long post, I just needed somewhere to vent, and for people to get an understanding of how much the Bukkit project means to some people. Thank you for reading. It honestly brings a tear to my eye. Remembering working indirectly with Chaseoes & ChaseChocolate, and assisting Compressions with his Soup. inventorman101 and I had a few interactions and I'm pretty sure he's the one who posted a few resources that I found helpful. As well as having my double posts annihilated by Necrodoom. EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.