... I was going to write a long, elaborate post about this. Then I realized that it may not be the best forum for me to post it.
Tasha, jait and CG made some excellent points, and I won't re-hash why I agree with them. Again, I admit that I'm biased, but considering their arguments can't hurt. Also, you did post this story, hence I'm assuming you were expecting either feedback, goodbyes, or an argument. So here's my rebuttal. On the blog. :)
Good luck to you, whether you stay or decide to leave us. I hope you consider both sides of the equation in full before you go, though!