You are completely right. But even if it is indeed a waste of time, it's just human instincts. If you work on something for 3 long, challenging years and see a lot of negative reviews, it's only normal to at least make one post defending it. I can't blame Shinoda for posting this. Now I say that making the assumption that this is basically 'Dear Haters, bla bla bla." But I'm not so sure that's what this is, as I said earlier. Maybe it's more like Mike simply describing why the sound changed. I mean, for everyone that doesn't stalk LPA, it's an answer that they may not know. So this could be Mike clearing it up and giving them an answer.