Here are my thoughts on retiring from the project. Lots of people want to be admins. The quickest way to become an admin is to delete a lot of stuff. WP:IDONTLIKEIT is, albeit improperly, a fundamental criteria and motivation for many or most items brought up for deletion. Of course this motivation is dressed up in the guise of other guidelines and policies, but, c'mon folks, the patterns are unmistakable.
In the final analysis - why spend time writing stuff so a 12-year-old can get the admin bit 5 years from now for deleting it? Life is too short.