Being here for a long time and going inactive for long periods of time doesn't give you any benefit of the doubt.
Lead designer was considered staff (before Pat got promo'd to Senior) mainly based on the contributions of the person who is in the position, not solely the rank itself.
You are just a former super putting out a massive ego out here. You must've went through some wild mental gymnastics to convince yourself otherwise.
Everything I've witnessed from you shows you're self-serving, egotistical and narcissistic. Believe it or not, it's extremely easy to spot someone who is simply gunning for power; and not necessarily contributing for the benefit of the community as a whole. Warden may not pump out dope maps on a consistent basis, but he is always willing to do what needs to be done to benefit the community, and I'll always respect someone with that mindset a helluva lot more than what I see here.
My own personal experience of this with you is when LG merged into SNG. For the most part, everyone in this community was hella excited and extremely welcoming. My members came to me often to report the cause of some merging tension and you were often a name popping up in those conversations. It was pretty revealing that instead of feeling hyped that SNG had a new opportunity to grow and populate servers in a massive way you instead felt threatened.
Since you want to flex your past position as a lead mapper (which from what I can tell only even happened due to the landscape of SNG at the time where we had minimal mappers to even take the position) as seen in both your resignation post and this app, as well as trying to diminish @Patman contributions in a self pity party, here's a few thoughts. Normally I would be above it but I can't stand your attitude.
-Your maps don't give off any impression that is better than any other random map found on gamebanana (and trust me, there is a lot of garbage on that site)
-Your 7 icons shouldn't take more than an hour or so of time in Photoshop if you know the basics of the software
So instead of coming at one of our most contributing members in this entire community who has earned everything he has gotten by helping redesign 2 forum themes, designing multiple logos, overlays, over 20+ animated rank bars, and having been not only active for years in servers, teamspeak & forums but also bringing a positive and welcoming vibe to this community, you should take a step back and re-eveluate why you haven't gotten the same that you feel so entitled towards.