On a related note: FWW Shop Talk released comments on this in their subsequent podcast, released today: http://bit.ly/JYkm37
I'm not so satisfied with their prevarication on the comments Tom addresses in his blog (above). It seems like they wanted to diffuse with some very underhanded compliments, saying WE (the online WW community) were "confused"...and that we were somehow afraid they were talking about "me".
I hear them talk about US the collective community, and still, they imply we're only good for "beginners". Folks at FWW who still feel this way: your key demographic in 10 years will consist almost entirely of us, those who grew up in the online community. Denigrating it just sends loyal readers (like me) to other sources of information. Frankly, I prefer to learn from a humble teacher, rather than the one who claims to be the authority on all matters woodworking.