Damn am I sad! It was basically impossible for me to get any work done today. It is always sad when one of the GB staff leaves. It feels like a good friend is moving away. The genuine enthusiasm for the work he does and games overall was so cool to see, and no one will be able to duplicate that.
Even though his new job is supposed to be more behind the scenes, I doubt a personality like Dan will stay in the background for long. We'll see more of him in due time.
While it seems on the nose, good luck in your future endeavors, Dan. The Giant Bomb community will miss you!