I think my members would tell you I'm far from a dictator. In fact, I get to spend far more time being a member of my own boards than I have to being an Admin.
To me that's a good sign...the less I have to do as an admin, to me shows there's a good community at work.
Capt. Tom Coughlin had some difference in philosophy with one of the other admins, but at STL I'm the final word. No one gets banned, suspended, or otherwise disciplined without my approval.
And if my board is still going after 6 years when others have come and gone since STL started, i must be doing something right...