It honestly blows my mind to think I've stuck with this site, and watched it grow and change since I found Jeff's Fallout 3 review back in October 2008. It's been nearly 13 full years since I joined Giant Bomb. I still remember receiving a code for Mothership Zeta from Ryan. I rarely visit the site these days, most of my Giant Bomb consumption is done purely through YouTube now, but it's still a pinned tab on my browser, and has been ever since I've been able to do so. I gladly pay a premium membership every single month, even though I almost never end up watching the premium content.
It's taken some time for me to fully process this news, hence why I'm so late to the party in terms of writing anything about it. When I first heard the news, I honestly thought that my time with the GB had an end in sight. Perhaps, this was the end of Giant Bomb. Like yourself, I fell in love with the Beastcast, easily my favourite podcast of the last decade. Vinny, Brad & Alex will be sorely missed, but I doubt Jeff would've stayed unless he had a plan. I believe in Jeff, he wouldn't stay unless it felt right, and I am excited to see what he ends up doing with the site going forward.
Hell, I've been sitting on years of premium content, that I never got round to watching, so I still have a lot of Vinny, Brad & Alex to watch and consume for years to come.