He managed to get most of the community to think he alone handles almost everything when it comes to the balance of this game. I have to say that's pretty damn clever.
I don't think he did; he tweets regularly to remind people he's not the only guy and there are plenty of others who don't get enough credit. He made himself a figurehead, sure, but he never claims to be the only one and never claims to know everything. And if it wasn't him, it'd be someone else.