Was satoshi getting worried that the media storm could bring prying eyes and scrutiny his way?
Certainly would make sense to me and his last few posts of 2010 seem to hint at that. The first year of Bitcoin had a small, self-improving community that was focused on increasing the technical aspects of Bitcoin’s code and remained in the shadows of the internet largely.
The events of WikiLeaks in December 2010 brought 100x the media pressure both online and on main stream television. This could have been the tipping point that forced Satoshi to fully disconnect from the project and fade into the mysterious abyss of the early internet.