After months of turmoil, the last of the old school TechCrunch staff is stepping down and handing off the keys to a new set of hands. Veteran tech blogger Eric Eldon has taken over the sire from editor and one-time Michael Arrington lieutenant Erick Schonfeld. The sentiment among the blog watchers is that TechCrunch's parent company, AOL, is straining the senior-level staff at TechCrunch. 

So far, the new tsar of TechCrunch seems optimistic. Eldon cleverly went with the headline "Goodbye Erick, Hello Eric" for his inaugural post. We wish Eldon luck with his new responsibilities, and we can't wait to see if Schonfeld is going to become a venture capitalist like (seemingly) every single one of the other TechCrunch veterans.