I’ve always thought of it this way: a good writer reads a lot of books. They see how other writers solve problems. They pay attention to what’s happening now as much as they pay attention to the classics. Good writers are readers first, but eagle-eyed, careful readers.
NetNewsWire will undoubtably be different without Brent at the helm, but I have good faith in any developers that he has deemed worthy to carry on in his stead. That said, I am anxious to see his new project!