David is a great thinker and a former great leader. He laid out a great vision for IOTA, a vision that attracted and inspired all of us, including speculators, investors, technology enthusiasts and a large group of potential industry partners. But in reality, many knew that one day he would have to leave, and I even suspect that he himself was well aware of this.
Because once a great idea is recognized by the masses, the builders become increasingly important, and only they can turn the dream into reality, and there is a limit to the patience of all those who expect this dream to come true. And the importance of the initial thinker will be replaced by a professional preacher.
And a departure will undoubtedly happen if this thinker cannot continue to play a major role in the construction and ever leave a handle to be attacked because of their independent character. This happens so often that many people recognize it and are silent when it happens. This is the rule of the game, without much interpretation.
I have no doubt that he loved IOTA deeply, and I even suspect that the compensation for that theft was his attempt to make one last major contribution to IOTA. I will always miss him and wish him well.