Two things: one, who's hating? And two, what's "history" got to do with anything? LK's form speaks for itself, but it doesn't have any bearing on what he puts up today or tomorrow. "Lacking background" sums up exactly why so many new posters come in and leave immediately: they're made to feel that unless you're in some little club, you're not welcome.
What's wrong with calling something as it is, regardless of who's posting? I don't see any complaints from HF or Tirailleur or SB or anyone else when something new and different gets criticised, and nor should there be. Trying different stuff is essential, as is criticism when it's not quite right. Endless posts in here of CBD suits, soporific grenadines and plain white squares would make the thread useless, so I like to see some boundary-pushing. But judging different posters differently for the same thing is ridiculous. A shiny tight suit with no tie is not usually an SF-approved look. And nor should it be. That's not hate, it's consistency.
Anyway, as I said, I'm looking forward to what's next. All are welcome, and judged the same in my book. I take plenty with equanimity, and I try to give it out fairly.