I feel that (relying too heavily on polls) I kinda destroyed the heart of what Enemy of the Month was. Instead of taking firm stances on any decision, I put my responsibilities on the community using polls which is probably a means to escape the fallback and consequences of making my own decisions. I posed poor decision making off as a democratic solution. It's easy to escape blame when I can say in my mind "you decided it".
What came out of that is a very confusing contest that lacks a lot of focus that nobody really even understands or want to participate in.
I don't want this Showcase to die, I really feel this has a lot of potential, and when I made it I even said it's something I personally wanted to stick around, I still believe this, but I feel this is going to be a decision that won't be mine to make. I've chosen to let you guys decide the fate of this through your votes, now I have to accept that you guys have also voted to not be in favor of this by your participation. I have to accept my failings as host of this contest and feel it is best for me to step down and take this as a learning lesson. It's time to pass the torch to somebody who won't rely too heavily on polls and maybe Make Enemy of the Month Great Again!
A new host can decide to continue this showcase the way it currently is, or bring EotM back to form, that would be entirely up to them and the staff of PureZC.
If I had to choose as the successor, I'd probably go with Dimentio. He was one of my biggest critics and have been warning months in advance that this would happen, he's been quite clear that my decisions were destroying this contest. There's a good chance that he has better ideas for this contest than I do, it's worth giving him that chance at least.