Just kidding, but it's fair, i think, to argue that Walt is an Apple apologist. There's nothing wrong with that - tech journalists are naturally going to develop affinities for the companies they report on, but it could sometimes be almost comical the length to which Walt would go to excuse Apple flaws and praise decisions made in Cupertino.
With that said, I enjoy Walt's perspective and vast experience. Few have as many relationships with the people who have shaped the tech industry, and I'll certainly miss his stories.
No one deserves a happier retirement. Rock on Walt!