I am a huge fan of Alton Brown, which dates back to my college days when my roommate was obsessed with him and we would watch Good Eats on the Food Network anytime it was on. A huge amount of what I know about food can be directly attributed to Alton brown.
So when I read this, I was really disappointed, and I took to Google to see if this was a widely held opinion. It turns out it’s not. Most people who have met him say that he can be sarcastic and play a curmudgeonly persona, but seems to be really nice to most people. I’m glad to hear that this poster’s opinion is not universally shared. I still love Alton brown.