Whether it's the incestuous web of podcasts or all the time they spend on Twitter, the regular Apple pundits seem to be growing more insular and inward looking. They've got sponsors to not offend, and connections to maintain. They've become bland.
The best work now is being done by the outliers, people more interested in voicing their opinion than guarding their cushy work-from-home gig.
If nothing else comes from this, a lot of people have now been introduced to a great writer.