I don't get Stoner at all. If I had Stoners skills and hated someone and a series so much all I would want to do is dominate it, mouth off, and give everyone the finger. To do that on a bike that no one else can Podium on would be the ultimate bad ass move. The only thing I can think of is that being married and having a kid changes who you are and make you enjoy the slower life.
I'm a huge fan of Stoner and I wish he would return but I dont think it will ever happen.