I really like Sean's comics, they're very good. And he has some pretty amazing ideas. But the Penny Arcade thing was really ridiculous. And people there are not cultish at all, of course we like PA, but we talk shit about them a lot of the time. The forum community is really detached from the site, Gabe and Tycho go nowhere near it. Also, the problem was not with them, but with one forum goer who had the gall of making a freaking avatar.
Anyway, glad to see he's so productive, I love his work.