Why is the existence of aiki-divebunnies and the brainwashed sensei who "throw" them remarkable anymore? Particularly by someone who doesn't do Aikido, but has been somewhat adjacent to it for many years?
Probably its just fluff. He needed to make a blog post on something, figured, "eh well I can bust on Aikido, haven't done that in awhile."
In that sense, was it ever remarkable? Minoru Mochizuki commented on much the same thing back in the 1950's...
Still the fact that it's so prevalent (and such a problem) today makes this, IMO, entirely relevant. Especially most people probably think that he's talking about the other