Perhaps you're confusing "entitlement" with interested concern. I've read the whole thread, I assume I won't learn too much new from the article, so I really don't care that it comes out tomorrow vs. in a year- as long as it gets out. Although I would ask that if it's not out in 6-12 months, you admit that we skeptics weren't such entitled, unable-to-read whiners. I'll be happy to admit I was wrong if it comes out tomorrow, or in some reasonable time.
As to why it's important that it is written, despite this thread existing:
-Permanence. This thread has been yanked many times, if it finally stays down, then it only exists as far as someone backed it up, and who knows if it will remain public. Would be great for it to exist in print.
-Reach. This is a popular site, but a major publication would get far more eyeballs than a thread on this board.
-Coherence. People will read a 3-5,000 word story that's well told; only a few geeks (including myself) will bother reading this entire thread (no offence to those that did all the digging- it truly is/was good work, but it's not exactly formatted for a compelling road).