I want to take a moment to say, yes, I too am very thankful for HitCoder. I also consider him my friend, he's a good guy, and actually he's very special. If he were to leave I would feel like this community were missing something very important. I would say I have similar sentiments about the lot of you too.
I want to also say that it's because of appreciation for every member's contribution here that I take extra precaution when refactoring the codebase. Moreso in recent years than before and we've done a great job of preserving many of the bug fixes and patches everybody has submitted over the years despite major overhauls I've been doing to the frontend and the graphics.
Everybody is welcome here to make games and you should never feel otherwise.