Why? Simply put: it's taking up too much of my time now. This is a massive(ish) site with a lot going on. I don't find myself taking much interest anymore - not even in NSG where I usually dwell. Now I just find myself lurking most of the time, to no benefit. I wish to do more off-screen, and I feel leaving NS could cut that down.
That being said, I've enjoyed it here - I really have. A huge community that I've learnt a lot from. So here are some people I'll be thanking, both past and present, for various reasons:
Deerfenland - some interesting conversations, I recall
Any the SR cartographers - I don't really know who's running the map now, but that kept me interested in my early days here
Valentine Z - Still running F7? Can't really remember now. Definitely contributed to this place very well though.
Cordel One - Again, some great conversations whether on politics or music.
Brocklandia - Damn I wonder how hard running that bar is. Err...I'd like a *insert unspecified drink here*
Any of the mods - I can't fathom how tough running this site must be, so keep up the good work in all that!
I've probably missed some out, so...thanks if I haven't mentioned you and meant to!
That's it, really. I've enjoyed this place, but time has come for me to move on. So thanks! :)