It's about time some of the heavy hitters start to throw their weight around and bring to light the problems of Project Constellation. It's not just the fun issues we're dealing with on the Ares I, but the overall architecture of the program in general.
I completely agree with this article, and specifically the notion brought forward by ULA at the 2009 AIAA Conference. We don't necessarily need a heavy lift, because what are you lifting? 75% fuel just to get to LEO, that's what you're lifting. It's stupid. We need smaller, lighter, faster, better craft that are task specific and take things in parts to be assembled in space. Wasn't that the point of ISS, besides political international cooperation, to learn how to build in space?
Good job ULA for bucking the system and putting the Kool-Aid down. Your vision will become less blurry over time.