At some level I do agree with you. But then again not.
Granted, I felt some sort of unease with this (quite strong) comment, which verges on personal attack.
Still, it expresses frustration with something which is quite real, and thus has the potential to clear the air.
There is some tension at the moment between the "desktop" folks and the "lean and mean" folks (to put somewhat arbitrary labels on that; i'm firmly "in" one of those "camps" -- which one it is will be left as an exercise for the reader ;-).
I hope we can sort out things without hiding the conflicts which arise along the way. If someone manages, LWN readership will, I'm sure.