In order to get onto the App Store, one has to stop thinking like an employee and start thinking like an entrepreneur
This is nonsense. You don't have to "think like an entrepreneur", you just have to pick an idea that hasn't been done to death.
I fail to see how it isn't secret.
Anybody with $99 can see it. The cost is the only barrier to seeing it. That's not a secret, that's charging money for something.
So how would one go about refuting that rant without violating NDA?
Why don't you compare the review guidelines it links to with what it claims those review guidelines state? It misrepresents the document it links to. One of the bullet points even admits that it might be wrong, but they don't know because they don't have all the information.
No, you don't have to spend over a thousand dollars buying a Mac, an iPad, and a certificate just to see the guidelines. You just have to have a paid developer account, which costs $99.
In other words, you are claiming that one should buy a paid developer account, read the Guidelines, and then buy a Mac on which to run Xcode and an iPad mini on which to test an application. Do I understand you correctly?
You're not even attempting to understand me, you're trying to ignore my point and push one of your points instead.
You claimed you had to spend more than a thousand dollars to get your hands on the review guidelines. That's clearly absolute bullshit. My point was that your claim was utterly false. Your response to that is not to hold your hands up and admit what you said was untrue, your response was to try to push another point while ignoring the fact you got caught in an outright lie.
You aren't arguing in good faith, so it's pointless continuing. If you would like to argue in good faith, then you can start by admitting you dishonestly inflated the cost of obtaining the guidelines by over 1000%.