Man this is one of the best threads I have read, and I normally block all game content for lack of interest. In fact this is better than all the AskSlashdot's that hit the main page daily. I really just wish the guy would go ahead and post it all at once. While reading I felt like I was hanging by a thread waiting on his next post. If only we could get these kinds of details from other games, software, music, movies, etc. Not who screwed who during the production but actual details on how things are decided and where specific features came from.
Good example of the right kind of details to keep you interested as well as good Q&A's to add life.