I think it was just an article to get hits on his blog because at the end he says:
Okay, reality check: I’ve got gripes with SQL Server 2008, but they’re pretty small, especially relative to the other platforms out there. It’s like saying my Ferrari Superamerica* doesn’t have enough seats for my drinking buddies, so I’ll be switching
to a minivan. Some compromises are worth making.
So it sounds like he actually really likes SQL 2008.