What would be the point of link baiting here? Josh doesn't have ads on his web site. There's hyperbole because he was expressing his feelings, which at the time he posted were pretty raw. He'd been part of a fairly depressing e-mail conversation with his fellow Disciples, after all. His blog is a personal blog, and not a "journalistic blog", so I find most of what you just said to be rather off the mark. His message was valid to him, and that's all that matters.
Views? Replies? Ego? Who knows. I just found that the whole vibe of it smelled like attention seeking rather than "My thoughts on WinRT". I could be wrong, who knows, but that was how it came across to me.