U guys are clueless. Blizzard was taken over by corporate droids.
About 6 months ago, most of the original Blizzard North Team left. The corporate owners salary was maybe 25 million from the company. Blizzard asked for maybe 1 million extra for their good work and the company told them no. So the guys left.
After that, some of the corporate owner droids moved in at blizzard. A few months later, the employees were called in. All brown nosers and prostitutes stayed employed, most of the original, older, and better paid employees were all laid off. Some of them with 8 years at blizzard.
This man leaving is the death knell for blizzard. The company is a corporate droid developer now. He probably thought if he stayed it would be OK. Now that time has passed, there must be no doubt that blizzard is going corporate.
Wonder how long it will take them to destroy the blizzard name like they destroyed Deus Ex? Look for an announcement of a console port of Diablo and Warcraft next.