Absolutely true. Thing is, the owner NeoBond isn't a child like so many ( maybe most ) of the commenters, he just happens to benefit from the controversy and has allowed the site to degenerate. For me it is difficult now to comment over there because beating sense into their little heads is probably considered child abuse in some country somewhere.
On the whole Neowin is full of sycophants, it's not worth going there if you want an informed discussion about technology. Especially if you use Google stuff, then they're openly hostile. I'm glad there's a bit more open mindedness here at MSFN.
Anyway, it's good that there are many sources of news and commentary. Here are just a few of many that I try to hit often to keep a fair balance ...
NeoWin ... MicroZombies extraordinaire.
Register (UK) ... more open source feel, Linux, Android etc. PC and Mac fanboys get slammed.
PC World and CNet ... more Mac, Android, Linux than PC nowadays, but with frequent exceptions
TechSpot and Tom's Hardware ... PC and Windows for sure, but absolutely anti-sycophantic
PC Magazine ... more neutral these days between PC and Mac, used to be much more pro-PC
The Verge ... pretty hard to pigeon-hole. Eccentric?
Maximum PC and PC Gamer ... definitely PC, both with emphasis on performance.
Ars Technica ... PC, Android, Apple, probably in that order.
AnandTech ... PC Hardware mostly, some Apple of course
Everything I just said is debatable though, depending upon your PoV and bias, and also on when you visit. For example, there are way more Windows features now than a few months ago for obvious reasons so many of the sites are slacking off on Android and even Apple at the moment.
One thing is for sure, the controversy with Windows 8 is present everywhere, even at NeoWin. I am pretty sure that I have never seen anything like this ever. The over-used word, unprecedented, just might be appropriate. If Microsoft defies all logic and barrels ahead without listening to all this criticism, it will be very bad for them, possibly only their reputation, but also possibly the corporation itself. The mighty have fallen before, no-one is immune.