I loved the article, and I agree fully! It is the thing that puts me off replaying MGS games... I pick up the game, and I enjoy playing! I'm not the best though, and constantly have to avoid capture, and sometimes die... I also almost always start by trying to only tranq people, but usually get bored of that and start killing everyone, well, just because!
Then after playing, and being good and watching cutscenes without trying to pull my eyes out, and even getting some of the story, I get to the end... and get a shit score... well MGS... Fuck you! I played you and I enjoyed you, and now you call me shit for it!
It's like having a favourite music artist as a kid... The artist is everything you like... they write awesome music, they are cool, charismatic, funny and you do all you can to be like them! You win a competition to meet the guy backstage and you tell him how much he inspired you and how excited you are to be there... You then show them your collection of ticket stubs, of how many times you have travelled halfway across the country just to see them perform, and they glance nonplussed at you and give you a used smartie to chew on, and kick you out...
That's how I feel at the end of an MGS game!