I agree. The ranting was a lot of fun. It was only like 5 months ago, though.
I think what some mean is that Mike had an attitude at the start. The kids seemed to like his "fly off the handle" attitude and rant at the table. Now Mike plays nicer with the others in the industry and less ranting is being done.
I could be wrong but that's what I read into this thread.
However, now that techpb is growing, he has to be a little more diplomatic so that he doesn't get any bad press. Its just the way things go.