I honestly have no opinion on Dan, other than if he is hired, it would be disappointing in the sense that once again, the incestuous nature of the games press wins out over finding new blood. However, I can't say that I have any fondness for Game Informer, as the magazine feels like it's targeted at fourteen-year-olds and the editors express very simplistic viewpoints. Any time I get an issue in the mail (which I don't want to begin with and would prefer if Gamestop didn't sign me up for it), I just toss it in the recycling unread. So if Dan had any major contributions to the magazine and not just the online publication, well, ouch.
That's already pretty much guaranteed since it seems they had someone in mind for the editor position before they even publicized it. Also, almost every career path is incestuous. And I've heard that Game Informer online is a different best, but I have no idea if that's true.