I agree. Solid posts, could "take" as well as he could "give", and certainly more mature than his age. While I do not know for a fact, my impression is that he got tired of some of the "new kids" - no pun intended. They seemed to rag for no rhyme nor reason.
Hope he comes back. He was a valuable member of our community.
Youngins almost drove me off of here...Sometimes even still, they're a little too much.