I have relished for some time in the good captain's antics, so BC, I would be sad to see you go. However, I want to give you something to think about before doing so and I don't want you to take it as an attack ... see it as someone who has seen the same thing happen elsewhere.
On another site, I saw a big ballyhoo erupt on the forums and several people were banned for life (it was that bad). Others left, grabbing onto the coattails and swearing off the site as changed, vile, and stating it would never be the same.
Me? I stuck around on that site (and still venture there) as I wanted to see where things would go ... and they were right ... for a few months.
You see, in time, the ship steered back on course as everyone relaxed and stopped being all jittery. The newbs looked up to the older members and in time emulated them, as they wanted to fit in. It just took some time, as they were all finding their bearings, and that process stepped on the older member's toes a bit.
I see the same thing happening here, with new members bringing in new ideas that the older members might not like, as they are (in a sense) reinventing their park. However, you wait and see ... strong oaks don't fall over overnight. All will be as it was, with other members taking over the rolls of former colleagues, which is difficult to depict, as we would like to perceive some of them as immortal and irreplaceable.
As for the incident with Cabin Girl, I can't fairly comment on that as I did not witness the event, and as a member (and not a staffer) I don't see myself as having the right to enter any judgment on what occurred unless I witnessed it and it directly affected me ... which is why I see you as having the right to voice out about it.
Sad to say ... leave and the world will eventually find another mug that will be close enough to BC to fulfill the role you once held, or you can take a stand ... as you keep saying you are doing in this thread ... and stick up for the good captain.
As another good captain might have once said ... "I don't fear the enemy, I fear myself ... for if I turn and walk away I will leave nothing but my shadow to show the courage that once stood in its light."
So, leave if you will ... and be sorely missed ... or consider those 345 fans as your crew and refuse to abandon the ship. After all, does any good captain jump ship before his crew? I should think not, but I also understand when a man has had enough and feels the need to walk away.
If this is truly goodbye, captain, then know you will truly be missed by many ... including myself.