Since EGG's passing, I can think of no better public figure to be the Caretaker of D&D. With his links to the game's history, creative energies, and obvious design chops, I hereby proclaim Monte the completely fallible, darkness-infused leader of pen and paper RPGs.
Is he flawed? Certainly. Has he given in to creative excess at times? Definitely. But, to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, egotism in defense of preservation of The Game is no vice. We need someone with the vision and the gonads to take our hobby forward for the next 20 years.
In Monte I trust.