I do agree with the first post, but then everyone does have a personal bias depending on their own experiences and background.
I did find this interview to be one of the best lately (there's been a few good ones to come out of YOW). It was quite refreshing to see someone talk about getting back to the machine instead of the current trend of high level abstractions (not many can explain how Linq works), horizontal cloud scaling before even investigating how far you can scale up first.
As a developer with a passion for writing good code to keep things both managable and fast, I want to see more like this. You don't need to go native to get good performance out of software, just don't create a billion objects and expect a smooth ride.
I wish I was a fly on the wall to see those off camera debates, they sound interesting!