I think of him as just a douche.
He's the most honest game reviewer there is. 2 million people will take his advice and critique very seriously because of that honesty. Why are you defending a company that charges full price for a game that was obviously designed as an indie, niche market only to be pushed to 60 dollars/70 euro because of the attention it garnered. His review is honest whether you think he's a douche or not is regardless.