i will quote one thing from it:
[Plasma] was quite a bold decision, and a lesson to learn: while Plasma makes great improvements every day, it was and probably still is one of the most criticized features of KDE 4. There are still some bits missing until it is ready for release.
i'm totally cool with that. the article was fair and balanced, but most importantly based on thoughtful reason. that is all anyone can hope for. thanks for the article, liquidat =)