There is a certain aspect of leadership that many leaders have to deal with that is damaging to the good of the community. When you are not seen as fit for the job because the people you lead used to be your peers, or you are viewed as outside of what people are used to in that particular leadership position. BSH1 and Donald Trump are a lot alike in that respect.
Modding is a bit of a leadership position. A leadership position not much unlike president of the site that comes with leadership responsibilities and not very much power. Anybody who has been promoted at work and has to lead former peers can probably identify with what BSH1 is going through right now.
A constant questioning of their leadership philosophy, and questions on their competence in their new role. Having every mistake magnified, and having success seen as failure because the negative results of an action get more attention than the positive results. I've seen many people who otherwise would have made great leaders fold under this pressure. They were scared to make mistakes, every decision they would start to consider what their nay sayers could say in response to it.
It's a vicious cycle because when they start to behave that way, then they start performing even worse than they were before. There is a learning process to modding. BSH1 will have to learn from his actual mistakes and learn to ignore criticism without explaining himself for his percieved mistakes. BSH1 will have to learn that his idealism and modding philosophy created from it will fail in the real world and make the neccessary adjustments to his philosophy based on that. I'm sure he has and will continue to evolve his philosophy based on the results of seeing it put to practice.
We can help him flourish instead of folding under to the pressure of being put under a microscope by just trusting his judgement and not trying to impose our untested modding philosophies on him, merely because we smell weakness and think our criticisms will be acted on by him.
The last part of this message is for BSH1:
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.