With Ulrich gone, where will we get our drama from?
Who will break Flash for everyone by changing memcpy to not work with overlapping regions? Who will force everyone to write their own wrapper for gettid() on Linux (despite the fact that glibc has several interfaces that require the result of gettid to be passed to them).
Who will declare that "tarballs are obsolete" and force everyone to fetch his releases from (the completely non-obsolete) CVS system? Who else will try to rip out sunRPC from glibc before there's an alternate working implementation? Who else will refuse to make setenv thread-safe, because programmers who don't read the fine print of POSIX need to get burned (and obviously setenv is such a performance bottleneck.)
With Ulrich gone, I can only imagine that glibc is going to be positively boring...