I think we have sort of similar stances on economics and politics so I always read your posts on those topics with interest. I haven't posted in the OTC that long but I always thought you seemed pretty chill. Pce mang.
I don't understand the reason to retire, to be perfectly honest. I mean, I've been posting very sparsely for the last couple of weeks, because my career took a turn (for the better) and I've been focused on working.
So, I just don't post as much. I'm sure, down the road, I will feel like posting more again and do so... Or, maybe I won't.
To announce that you are officially leaving, though... That makes possibly posting again down the road a bit awkward.
Anyway, you are a quality poster and we need as many of those around as possible. Hopefully, you'll reconsider a permanent departure and just go on a hiatus.