In reading the other responses to this post I was surprised that so many seemed to be on the defensive. Perhaps they feel as if they have been accused. That is a shame.
As for the idea that the post is too long or "wordy" for most to read, well, that may be true. I read the whole article and found it very useful and encouraging on many levels.
Understanding the origin of the article will lead the responder in the original direction mentioned in certain replies without personal attack or intended prejudice.
The article could have been reduced by at least half. There is a lot of repetition and I stand by my original response as to the merit of such an article posted here: which is supposed to be a "classy" forum. If there is a debate to be had wrt to forum content then it should have taken place on the forums, not camouflaged on this site. This is my humble opinion, it is made without prejudice nor reservation.
As Mike mentioned it might have been better suited in the editorial section of someone's blog.