Please note that the changes I've made are easily undoable. It would be the work of only a few minutes to return to the previous configuration. For this reason, I thought it would be more productive to show an idea than try to explain it. I think it's easier for people to comment on changes they can see.
I think the community members here are adept enough to comment on forum changes without having to see them first. Even if you did ask the other moderators for permission to remove that specific sticky a few days ago, did you even bother asking the community their thoughts on that particular move? That's where your actions have become quite aggravating.
The solution here is clear, Chris needs to return to the forums and engage the whole community in a dialog about how this transition should proceed. If he has no further interest in his product but doesn't wish to hand over the keys to the house then he needs to have enough respect for the loyal users of his product to show up and hear us out so we can take care of the product for him.