Well our good Captain DStahl is leaving soon, shame really, I think we will really feel the loss of his impact in STO and his communication effort to the community.
Loved him getting involved and replying to folks on the forums on alsorts of topics, really good to see that from Devs; shows they care alot more than just handing out Dev statements and diaries or what not.
He really made STO more personal and exciting for folks I think.
Sad news re: Dan, but yes - a rather suspect departure. I wouldn't be surprised if Perfect World's management wanted to make decisions that just didn't sit well with him ... or as I've experienced - an invitation to change roles. In my position, I politely declined and left with my dignity intact
*No-shame plug for Federation Fleet* - do ask questions, and join up with this awesome, super friendly bunch of guys/gals!