Then I realised /exactly/ who you are. You are one of the guys who was claiming that Google infringed on Linux's copyrights, because their libc replacement used kernel headers.
I think that's the crux of your confusion: It doesn't matter if PJ is real, or fake. It doesn't matter if she's a woman, man, space alien, shill, or a fat dude in his underwear posting from his mom's basement. It doesn't matter if she was mean to your friends. And it doesn't matter that you have pals at a game company, excel at shameless self-promotion on a self-promotion website, or that you gave legal advice to Real Madrid.
Hell, it wouldn't even matter if you played in goal for Real Madrid.
What matters is that PJ and Groklaw, for the most part, GOT THINGS RIGHT. To a society that aspires to be a meritocracy, like the Linux community does, that is the most important thing. Maybe the harsh reactions to your friend's more measured words were extreme, or even sensationalist. Maybe she should have hedged her bets more. Maybe her style of writing misrepresented how skilled the "bad guy's" lawyers were, misrepresented how close or complicated the case was.
That was all due to what PJ actually is.
She isn't a big-shot lawyer, or some kind of Nobel peace prize winner like you. She wasn't a high-paid 'analyst', and I have no idea if she is some kind of lawyer-wannabe like you so cruelly said. (As an aside, that comment actually made me think you were some kind of fake, a troll using a fancy name to get legitimacy, hoping to prop up his arguments with some grand imagined past. The level of presumtion required to assume that every paralegal secretly wants to be you is almost unfathomable.)
You, sir, may be a better lawyer than PJ will ever be, but she is a better at what she is in that blog: a journalist, whose insights into both law and open source provided correct commentary for the rest of us. That is why Groklaw will be rightly missed.