So why did I leave Black Legion for Shadow Cartel? Far from any possible dramatic scenario, it's a rather simple explanation.
1) I don't have the RL time to stay up for US TZ ops anymore
2) I hate Tidi
3) Don't particularly enjoy the current meta of null
4) Needed a fresh change to a more relaxed alliance
So why Shadow?
1) Stronger EU presence
2) Much more relaxed and appreciative of the people involved
3) Lowsec > nullsec
4) Smaller gangs
So far, I am really enjoying this place, long may it continue.