It was about time too! He will not be missed.
I’m not going to argue that Jay Wilson severely disappointed Diablo’s fan base.
He did and he knows it. This is an excerpt from his parting message to fans (not HIS fans, fans of Diablo):
The powers that be at Blizzard have been gracious enough to give me that opportunity. Over the course of the next several weeks, I will be moving off of the Diablo III project and transitioning elsewhere within Blizzard.
Although I have a slight suspicion, Blizzard is MOVING him to a project where he cannot do much harm. Stepping down for personal reasons, moving on, spending time with family are all euphimisms for failure to deliver. If Jay did deliver, he would be promoted, right?
P.S. How about this prescient line from early last year:
Jay Wilson, Diablo 3′s game director and soon to be out-of-work bum, says some of the game’s systems need a revamp.