It makes me slightly sad to write this, but after having been a moderator for more than five years, I will be stepping down later this month.
This is primarily because I don't have enough time and effort to devote to SE anymore, which is in turn because of Real Life. Most of you will no doubt have noticed that I haven't done much for the last year or so, and I thought it better to go gracefully :) Of course, I'm not disappearing completely; I'll probably post an answer every now and then, but I expect my activity on SE to be reduced (possibly even further than what it is now).
There will be an election later this month to replace both Todd's and my slots. At that point both of us will formally lose the diamond. If you enjoy participating on SE and want to have a (greater) voice in how things work, I hope that you consider nominating yourself. If you nominated before but weren't elected, please do consider nominating again. In my opinion, quite a number of people who didn't get elected would have been excellent moderators.
I'm glad to have been here for the last few years. When I started as a moderator, I knew very little and was rather hot-headed; I think it would have been fairer had I not been elected. Since then I've learnt a lot, both in terms of chemistry, as well as dealing with people—even if only virtually. Finally, I'd like to thank the other moderators (both past and present); you have all had a more positive impact on me than you might imagine.