Whitey the problem is that everything we are going to say here is subjective.. We can't be objective because none of us actually know what the hell is going on.
Why has Matt Cutts pointed to it? Because it pretty well delivers the same old drivel that Matt lets out every time he does a video or whatever.
As has been mentioned before. Submit a reconsideration request on an algorithmic penalty? We have been told don't bother to do that before by Matt Cutts himself!
So the article is a mix of regurgitated Cuttsisms and confusion. It really isn't even worth talking about.