What do you think of Paul Thurrott?

He has been neutral-negative about Windows 8, RT and Phone... yet we are seeing indicators from projected sales numbers, app store increases (now at like 5000 apps per week), and device updates that five and half weeks after launch of the first windows 8 devices of any kind things are getting a lot better for MS alot sooner than even the most optimistic MS fans thought... Why does he seem so negative? Was he subject to the Apple Halo effect?