Yes, and I think his description of the passive-aggressive attitude of fanboys are pretty spot on too, particularly this bit:
Obviously GNOME Shell and Unity are only an example. We can observe the same kind of cognitive dissonance with KDE fanboys. An example I can observe in regular intervals is that "the next version is much better and solves all problems" whenever a user is reporting about instabilities or other problems. The fact that another user is experiencing problems is challenging the beliefs of the fanboys which can be resolved by stating that the next version resolves it. We can see these comments for each version since 4.1.
Also known as "the boy who cried wolf" and you can only take so much of it before you go into "stop wasting my time trying to make me try the same broken thing you lying sack of shit" mode. Note that the same argument is also automatically used to invalidate any opinion that is more than five minutes old, since things are "totally different" now. And that attack is the best defense is popular in all walks of life, if you find your choice hard to defend go attack everything else as being worse. Another thing I see in forums that don't have moderation like /. does is trying to win by flooding the comment field, like there's 300 comments and 50-100 are from the same person aggressively assaulting anyone that posts anything that doesn't fit his opinion. It certainly makes it a total waste to read the comments.
On the other hand, a filtered version of the truth isn't the same as an unfiltered version. If you see a blog with nothing but praises, it's rather obvious comments are being moderated and that you won't be able to read what people really thinks about the subject. If you want constructive discussion you moderate to stay between the extremes where it is wiped out by the mud slinging and being wiped out because dissenting opinion is not permitted. But if you want public debate, well it's often not very constructive it's more of shouting match, people with closed minds and no intention of changing their position trading blows. Not too much different from politics really.