As much as I wanted Diretide I think releasing it two weeks after Halloween and after everything that happened is just silly and misses the whole festive spirit the event should have. While it's obvious that the Dota community went full retard I can't help but feel that most of it could have been avoided by just communicating with the community. Valve shouldn't apologize but they also can't keep going and ignore the community, hopefully some lessons were learned by both sides.
With that said all of those who went outside of the Dota 2 forums are just assholes and are probably assholes in real life.
I think that releasing two weeks after Halloween is a punishment worse than not releasing it at all.