Bingo! Eisner has effectively "won" the war by being able to go out on his terms and on his schedule. Like it or not, he used the his boardroom intelligence to outlast and survive the initial attacks by Roy and co. Because he was able to survive the initial barrage of media complaints, he was able to regroup and announce his own exit. And if Jim Hill's sources are correct- he'll still be around to help run the company as both a paid consultant and a borad member once his contract is up. Here's hoping he actually learned something this past year and won't just keep making the same mistakes for the next two years....now it is easy to say for Eisner: what is all that fuss about, I'm gone go soon anyway and this few months left will allow a soft transition and are actually good for the company.