I know what you mean but I think Mark has something more like Perpetually In Quite Unhappy Existence, or PIQUE. Specifically about the Philforum move anyway. There's cluelessness and then there's willful, disingenuous cluelessness, and I think he's more towards the latter. (Though with a generous dollop of genuine cluelessness in the mix too.) He's on a mission to show just how staggeringly bad A2K is, even if some deluded people think it's not bad or even (gasp) pretty good.
Now, can you answer the question please?
... often takes offense, or reads hostility, where there is none.