bbqdays, usually I find myself in agreement with you, but here I have to point out that it seems to be the "fear" talking. But that's fine, piece of mind is more important than fantasizing about this or that.
All of your concerns could have been valid 2 days ago as well. In fact, they (plus a lot more) could have been valid since the beginning of the vision of "mine to market". If your confidence in Great Western was induced by your trust in Gary's presence at the helm, then it seems normal to be fearful of the unknown. But then you have respected people like Jack Lifton who comes and talks about the fact that Gary was thinking about stepping down for a while now.