personally...i cant stand him...his smugness and his arrogance over the years against other games in the genre has really soured my opinion of him. arrogant devs for me have no place and whether or not he has achieved anything decent in GW2 to me, remains to be seen.
with this change i hope we see a good change of guard...hopefully the HoT mess can be fixed and if not...maybe move forward to a new game...maybe harken back to how GW1 was. (lets be honest even card games like hearthstone, magic the gathering are HUGE and dont have to suddenly reinvent the wheel to be popular)
just my thoughts, but i for one won't miss him.
thanks for reading guys:)