Maybe all you need is a simple hiatus?
There's been lots of people outright leaving Gaia lately, but I think everyone should just put it off to the side.
I think the friends you've made are kind of a big reason to at least check in.
Sidebar- you didn't do all that work in zOMG for nothing, did you?! wink
Well the reasons belong to you. The web is a huge place. Maybe you just need a break for a bit para? It's not like the site will go away. You can come and go as you like as you already know. That said welcome back anytime you want to come back. So that's my reasoning. You do have web friends here though so if you do leave stay in touch ok?