As anyone who reads Scripting News can attest, Dave Winer is a complex and fascinating character. He obviously pisses off a lot of people, and I can understand why.
But it's posts like this one that make me a Dave fan. Forget the abrasive stuff, the occasionally abusive tone, the overly generalized swipes against my profession. Dave Winer has an inclusive social vision, a clear message about what the soul of emerging media could be, and a willingness to walk the walk.