And indeed, he is. Thanks for all the kind words and great posts!
WunderKraut's hiatus demonstrates two important things for us blog-stained wretches. First, it's not just about traffic or links, although those things are fun and rewarding. This is about who you meet and what you learn. From his output hither and yon, it's safe to say that the Wunder has been making good friends. I'm pleased to have met you myself, WK; don't be a stranger.
Second, the writer is the master, and not the blog. If it's time to take a break (or a permanent vacation), then do it and don't look back, except to smile for the times gone by.
I'll go now, before this breaks into song.