Ever Onward and Up!
Always a bit of hope that PP wouldn't be folding its tent, but not entirely unexpected. Tinged with some sadness and a bit of moderate cursing at Google. 'Do no evil', huh! How about doing a little better.
Still, they are forking over a little back tax, to the UK Government and I guess they have to make up the shortfall somewhere!
I daresay, it is not all down to Google, but when you are the biggest you have to expect the odd brickbat, verbal or otherwise, thrown in your direction.
The main thing that will be missed is the community and support of fellow writers at PP, but with the free exchange of ideas, views and knowledge I expect to continue meeting my fellow PP exiles at various sites and enjoy a view into the world of others, along with their compatriots furred or otherwise!