My wallet tells me its life is easier at least.
There has been no change of circumstances with the running of this website and the sponsor will play no role with that side of things. We simply finished our sponsorship with another company a few months ago and now we have partnered with 10sworld.
Mark, my comment was meant as "tongue in cheek" and not to be taken seriously.
I also shall be happy to make a suitable contribution to help maintain the independence of MW.