I was specifically thinking about the journalistic part, and there Jon is nowhere close. That said, I really love Jon's journalistic work, it is top notch.
Concerning the BKL contribution, you should not underestimate the value of Michael's contributions in form of PTS and regression testing. It may be hard to measure, but I am pretty sure it is absolutely necessary to get a competitive desktop. Vendors do pay attention.
Now I suggest you get a grip on yourself. You are wasting my time and your time. Time that otherwise could be used to bring free software forward. Infighting is destructive, and this subthread is starting to look like the prime example of the peanut gallery. I am ashamed to see how popular it is among us to do mockery against a young man who has given us so much. He deserves our encouragement, he certainly does not deserve the peanut gallery this subthread has degraded to.