Haven't been on the site for quite some time as I didn't follow Jake's season. Was totally shocked by this news and will absolutely miss sdl, his posts, his pm's, his humour, voice of reason, insight, etc. etc. I, along with many others considered him a friend. We agreed on most things and when we disagreed it was always done with mutual respect. He was someone I trusted completely. If things were becoming heated on the board (as they sometimes do) and I was becoming angry at one or two posters I could always count on him to allow myself a venting area through pm's. He was able to put things into perspective for me and allow me to continue without becoming a 'hot head'. I will truly miss him and am sorry now that I missed last season because that meant I missed a season of contact with someone I will think of fondly most everytime I come to FORT.
RIP sdl - you are and will be missed