I don't want to start something here, but what, actually, was the point of his post?
Apparently there is some sort of problem. Equally obvious is that (I assume) most of us haven't a clue what it is. If he wants to back off (or stop altogether) posting here, why did that have to be posted? He could have just stopped. Maybe someone would have noticed, maybe not.
The only thing his post did, in my mind, was let everyone else know that there's a problem, and potentially start all sorts of rumors, misunderstandings, and potential
problems. I think, personally, that was a bit irresponsible. He could have simply let it go unnoticed and nobody would have been the wiser until the problem was resolved.
The only reason I can think of for making such a public announcement was to gain leverage to solve the problem or issue, whatever it is. In my opinion, I don't think that was necessary or even appropriate to do.
And of course I am speaking out about this without having any idea what the actual issue is. It may be that he felt that such a step was necessary. I have a lot of respect for psoTFX and the entire phpbb team, on the development as well as the support side. I hope they can resolve whatever problem(s) they have. Quickly. 8)