Jo Shields really got my goat with that patronising comment. My "lowly user won't use Mono" thing is largely directed at Ubuntu and such, but at least partly at him and any others who talk/think like that.
Of course they're free to say anything they please, because they *are* putting in a lot of time and effort, no question about it.
But freedom does cut both ways, as Jake said in the article. Which means I go my way, they go theirs :-)