Sarcasm aside, I trust Poettering in whatever he decides to do. He did awesome work with PulseAudio, and I'm sure it will continue to rock even if the creator dares to move on to other things. The secret is responsible project management.
But when you speak of "entitlement", all I hear is "ignoring all sense of responsibility". And that's not exactly a virtue of open source, what with all the dead projects in the Linux audio mess alone. PA has been the project to end all that madness.