This wasn't an "article" nor a piece of "premium content". It was just a news item... where they are making the community aware of various happenings in the FLOSS community. They don't just do it with GNOME related content but with EVERYTHING... so I find no fault with LWN for posting this... nor with "adding" to the problem by posting this.
The sad fact is that some people are bitter with GNOME and they seem to wallow in it.
As for me, I like and occasionally use GNOME 3.x. I also like and occasionally use KDE 4.x and XFCE. It all depends on my use case. I do not feel compelled to comment and say how I like GNOME 3 every time there is a news item posting on LWN... unlike the "haters". :)