I'd be happy if he did come back. I know he gets a lot of venom on this board, perhaps not without reason; but the man has never been anything but nice to me, personally; and I'm just some random, bad, fat adult skater. And his students really like what he does for their skating. And finally, I'll miss seeing his skaters around.
Yes, I know a skater who worked with him and they had only kind words to say about him.