We need to care less about the personal aggrandizement of a few select individuals, and more about the collective success of the WordPress project.
Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. The friction tends to arise when the two are not the same. There is no more hollow feeling than to stand with your honor shattered at your feet while soaring public reputation wraps you in rewards. That’s soul destroying. The other way around is merely very, very irritating.
From here out, updates will be irregular.
Trust but verify what your systems are doing.
Taking care of yourself, even in work, may mean walking away.