Unless you are on this site regularly, you probably wouldn't realize that Jeff embellishes regularly for comical effect as opposed to simply being loudmouthed and obnoxious. There is nothing all that unusual about that. Similarly, people's inability to realize Trihex was probably embellishing in that linked video is the exact thing.
This place is about as great/terrible a cult of personality community as any other. Honestly, the GB community as a whole is probably worse due to how much chest beating over how "great we all are" I see when other communities are mentioned.
My comments weren't even necessarily directed at him, save the part about him still considering "8.8" to be some sort of major scandal and the mark of a terrible reviewer. That shit is played. The "pretentious Brit" thing was certainly embellished, but all it really showed was that he has absolutely no idea who Jeff is.
I was mostly referring to the swarms of people commenting about the Jeff/Yoshi situation on anywhere else but Giant Bomb. And I can't remove myself from the situation and look on as in impartial observer, but I don't think it takes a great deal of familiarity with Jeff to understand that those Yoshi videos/clips are dramatized. I mean, the tiniest bit of awareness would reveal that the rest of the people around him are laughing, and that the atmosphere isn't a mean spirited one.