I was literally just thinking about this. The man leaves EVE with most remembering him as "the guy who wanted to chop off Judge's hands", but I just kept thinking back to when CO2 was getting kicked out of the North (I think it was possibly around the time their Keepstar went the way of Death Star II), and hearing that he melted down some characters of his to afford SRP'ing line members. Honestly, at his core, I think he was a good man, and his special brand of leadership brought us content that others either wouldn't or couldn't.
It's a shame that he leaves the way he did (because lets face it, you wake up to what he did, after what CO2 was dealing with, and I doubt you'd be cool and collected), but at the end of the day, I think we're the ones losing the most with his departure.
O7, you magnificent loose cannon. Clear Skies.