I have been playing games for most of my life, starting in the mid-to-late eighties and am still a keen gamer now.
While I have played numerous memorable games on various platforms, I must thank the team at Black Isle Studios for producing what in my opinion is simply the best game of all time: PlaneScape: Torment.
Your dedication to the art of crafting amazing computer role-playing games went above and beyond the call of duty. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to experience your masterpiece.
It's a sad day to see BIS close, but I hope that the talented individuals that comprised this team will move on to accomplish grander and greater deeds. If you decide to change the directions of your lives, please do so knowing your dedication and ingenuity has produced something so wondrous that at least one man would be happy to shout you beers all night were our paths to cross.
A heartfelt thanks like no other in my time gaming goes to you all.
(wow. that was rather sentimental, but that just goes to show how PS:T transcended the medium.)