Yeah, that writer is full of it:
"Look at the differences between the draw that is incorrectly racked, and the one that is correct. They look almost identical." Bullshit. A cursory glance screams 'Danger Will Robinson!' although I can understand how someone could take a rack of draws and start climbing without that cursory glance. I can't imagine looking at the draw while placing and clipping and not freaking immediately. I'm not trying to slag Tito with that, I just can't imagine me doing that.
'which I find disrespectful to Tito, who he was, the mastery he had over the sport, and the community of young talented climbers that he is among.' This is the kind of bullshit that creates these kinds of situations: Repeat after me, climbing a 5.14 sport route demonstrates mastery of climbing 5.14 sport, it does not, emphatically, demonstrate mastery of the sport. I've never led harder than 5.11, lucky to lead solid 5.10 these days, but if you're on a big wall with crap anchors, scary gear, bad rock, and a storm blowing in, I assure you you will be happier with me as a partner than pretty much any 5.14 sport climber.
'No one goes out to a sport-climbing crag carrying the acceptance that they may die that day. No one.' Well they fucking well should, and that's the problem with sport climbers.