What AA thing? Not coming back to staff, you mean? I am slightly confused what post of mine you were stalking. :( If you are talking about not coming back, it's a mixed bag. Shame I can't help out PC with mod/admin powers, but a blessing that I don't actually have to worry about the work anymore. :p It's kind of relaxing, knowing that there's absolutely nothing expected of me anymore. Less stress on my part, which is, imo, always a good thing. Not to mention that as a member, I don't have as much sway, but it's not like I can't help PC at all.
Really, it's so easy to want to be a mod, but it's not until you've been a mod that you can see why you wouldn't want to be one, I think. Or, at least, that's how it goes for someone who was obsessed with getting the position once upon a time. ^^;;