It's easy and convenient (and lazy) to take what Tinman says, and the way he says it, as evidence that he's an arrogant, know-it-all legend in his own mind about everything. Listen to the full podcast, though, and there are touches of humility and "reasonableness" in some of his expressed thoughts. His overall passion and cocksuredness does lead to a backlash against him. There are legitimate reasons for anyone in his position to be doubted, because no super-elites have proven his methods yet. It's a "he made his bed and he has to lie in it" route that he embraces. And that leads to a fair amount of dislike, mudslinging, and doubt among other coaches and athletes. His own actions fuel his detractors, but I'm more than willing to accept the possibility that he's onto something.
I also think that his "different" looks and the sound of his voice make him prone to bullying, of sorts, on LetsRun. It's not all that different from kids we all knew in school who were picked on for being "different". That's pure discrimination, but again, Tinman doesn't help his own cause sometimes. Sometimes.
I hear his intense pride, and even some hurt at not being more widely embraced. No big Tinman Elite sponsorship so far, for example, must bother him.
His confidence in his own methods and philosophies is intriguing. I don't care if he wants to take credit for some of his athletes' successes, because they wouldn't have succeeded without his vision and inspiration and direction.
I say good for Tinman. Wish there were more like him who would march to the beat of their own drummers. I do hope, as time goes on, that some of his runners, male and eventually female, climb to international stardom that is far more than fleeting.