Same thing going on here; the earliest and most active members are the ones who decide what comments are worthwhile.
This is terrible. Some people don't have time for HN every day, every hour and now these users have to suck up to the elite, early and most active members' preference?
That's just a different point of view. Although it doesn't add a lot of context to his opinion.
That's the problem with moderation. People will tend to endorse what supports their beliefs. You can endorse a post you don't agree with.