Just promise me that you won't be importing any structures into the map like last time. Last time, the spawn tower and nether bridge (as well as ops using Creative at their disposal) really spoiled the integrity of what was supposed to be a survival map.
I know the site will live on, but for me, this feels like the end of an era. Mainly because you're a huge part of what this site has been for me, Kieran.
I remember joining this site when it first opened. I used to run the "SMW Hack Database" thread on Acmlm's Board in late 2005, and Smallhacker suggested I managed the Hacks page here and made me mod of it. It was then that I got to know you. The three us of became really good friends because of this site, and our "staff meetings" hanging out at your house every summer were some of the most fun times I've ever had.
Although I never really did much hacking anymore since 2007, I always enjoyed being part of the community, and watching the site grow. And it's all down to you. And although you've given the community the power to grow even more in the future, I know you'll always be missed.