I don't think my GP was complaining about people saying the OP was wrong, but the vitriol associated with it. This article has prompted some of the ugliest comments I've seen on HN, even worse than Apple/Google crap articles.
Telling somebody they are wrong is one thing, calling them moronic or stupid is quite another.
I think this is an evolution of the language wars wherein immature developers align themselves with a technology and mix up criticisms of the technology with criticisms of themselves. This seems to be part of the need humans have to be part of a community.
1. Immature in this context has nothing to do with age. Rather, it is an attitude that shows when any developer has not experienced and internalized enough technology to realize every single technology has fundamental problems, sucks in some way, yet is still usually pretty amazing nonetheless, especially within the context of its creation.