I've been aware of the MOD Team and wGEric's contributions as the leader of that team for sometime, and so when I say congratulations, I really mean it. Under your tenure, as I understand it, the validation time fell from many months to about a week (or so I've been told by friends who've experienced it). phpbb.com got a new Modifications Database, MODX was born, and the documentation was substantially improved, among other things. Any one of those things would have earned you my respect, but you presided over all those things.
I suppose wGEric isn't due all the credit, though - certainly those who he supervised are due some, as well. I'd name each and every one of them listed on the About page, but that would be a disservice to those whose names aren't mentioned there - to those who gave the MOD Team their all and who have since left. So here's to all MOD Team members, past and present, who served under wGEric's reign. Thank you.
To eviL<3: You have a tough act to follow, but if wGEric was as diligent in his selection of you as he was during the three and a half years he led the MOD Team, you have nothing at all to worry about. Good luck.