I mean no disrespect to Gavin Andresen whatsoever. I think someone needs to be at the head of the project and Satoshi has stepped down / disappeared / gone back to the NSA / returned to his home planet / choose your conspiracy theory.
But why Gavin? What's the succession plan? What if Gavin gets tired of the project and chooses not to work on it any more? There certainly are core contributors, but exactly how is the "organization" set up? I know there's no actual "organization", but what I mean is the people in charge of the direction of the Bitcoin project.