Forgive me if there's another thread identical to this, just point me to it and that'll be that.
I think my opinion probably falls in line with most of yours, and that's that he's too good for for Kotaku. After so many well thought out articles and news pieces, the site that regularly posts things like "This New Epic Rap Battle Will Change Your Life, Forever" feels regressive for him to move to. At the same time, he could start initiating a lot of change, and even now if you see a thoughtful article posted it'll usually have him or Stephen Totilo as the author. I liked Leigh Alexander's work there for a short time before she moved on to better things.
Can Patrick help change the ridiculous tone of the website? Or will Snacktaku consume him?