We are happy to see Tim included in the 100th episode party. The video recently provided by Bellmutt clearly shows that Tim is still part of the Chapman family and shows that his contributions to the first several years of the show have not been forgotten.
This new information is certainly positive for Tim and shows that he still has the support of the Chapmans. As for the fans complaining and demanding more information, everyone should be aware that the Chapmans run a business, and filming the show consumes long hours as previously documented. This is not the same situation as when an actor leaves a show, such as when George Clooney left ER. Tim has young children to care for as well as ongoing divorce proceedings. It is his prerogative to give his time to his children if he feels that is in their best interest. We support Tim and wish him well in his endeavors, and will of course welcome him back should he decide in the future that it is feasible to return to the show.