Stop speculating about Rebecca's mental health right now, please. You can (politely, and with evidence) express opinions about her personality, but unless you are a licensed psychologist who has actually met with her in a professional setting, you have no basis upon which to judge her mental health.
But you can continue to heap praise upon Belgarath, because he deserves it.
As far as day-to-day running of this place goes, we are fairly autonomous from the Panel, although I'd say I report to Jay. They trust me for some reason, and I try my best not to abuse that trust. I do not throw out babies with bathwater, however; just because Rebecca has moved towards the worldview she has now, and that many of us don't listen to the podcast, doesn't mean that this board has any less of a bond with the podcast than the day Mike (remember Mike?) set it up.
I came here because of my friendship with Rebecca. I am staying here because of my friendship with hundreds of you all now. I am saddened by what's become of Rebecca but I no longer think that there's anything I can do to affect it. So I concentrate on the things I can change, and the good I can do.