This isn't something spur-of-the-moment, but rather something that's been accumulating, like small disadvantages. I'm not a complainer nor a whiner, so generally when I do make a complaint, it's about something I feel is crucial. A while back I had made a complaint in the forums about the way the blog system operates. I mentioned that such a thing is a potential deal-breaker for me. I wasn't exaggerating or kidding.
At that time I was investing a ridiculous amount of time researching, writing about and publishing a series of articles on Chess Automatons. Since I like to finish what I start, I bit the bullet. I realize changes take time and I also appreciate the amount of work Eric & Co. put into this site. I also understand priorities. By the same token, I put in a lot of work and I have my own priorities and purposes.
I write for enjoyment and part of that enjoyment is realizing that the information I relate is reaching enough people and the right people (simply, those who care about it). I had determined that the blogging set-up here isn't allowing that - which was the reason for my complaint - and it has become so irritating to me that I've lost most of my enjoyment. I've published thousands of chess articles in html format and never once felt this irritation. So, I asked myself, "Why am I working so hard just to be annoyed?" I have no answer.
But I have a solution.
So, while I'm not exactly leaving, the only posting I may do will be in the forums. Since I won't be posting anything in any group, I'll resign my memberships from those.