Patrick, a crucial difference between the content that Phish gets heat for, and the content that you get heat for is the tone. I actually agree with alot of things Phil says, but he puts so much negative energy out with his sentiments that I can't help but be repulsed by him. Your work, on the other-hand, I've always found to be carefully considered and even-handed, even when your own point of view on a topic.
It's really hard for me to feel sorry for Phil. And if he really, truly is cancelling Fez 2 because he discovered an asshole on the internet, then he was never really interested in making Fez 2 to begin with.