A bit late, I know, but I want to chime in with the others and say a hearty congratulations to three groups.
1. The pro-tems
I want to say a warm thank-you to Larry and Bob for the work that they have done keeping this thing going. You have devoted many hours over the past 5 1/2 years to keeping this site not only on its feet, but constantly advancing toward the place where we are now. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!
2. The new moderators
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 ♦, @Bob Cross ♦, @DucatiKiller ♦, I am thrilled to see you as our moderators. I feel quite confident that you will serve the site well, as it continues to move forward. I want to congratulate you on your success, but also in advance on the work that you will put in in the future.
3. The other candidates
I know I fit in this category, but honestly, as I look at the other candidates, I do not see one any but that I would have loved having them as moderators as well. @MoveMoreCommentsLinkToTop, @Zaid, @NickC, @RoryAlsop, @tlhIngan, you have done an excellent job. You have served the community in many ways already: Keep up the good work!
We have a bright future here at mechanics.stackexchange.com. The fair moon is setting, it is true, on our beta existence, but in its place the sun is rising in beautiful resplendence on a glorious new future as a fully graduated site. We look forward to years of excellent material - questions and answers - that will build the community and enhance the internet world of mechanics.