He makes a fair point... which still has yet to be resolved. The problem is that indeed, some parts are incredibly serious and others are flatout silly with little justification. And... that's about all I agree with.
I believe Babag stated at one point that their technology is supposed to be one that has adapted from the existence of magic, so them having visopathic crystals or "crystelevision" as the author referred to it as, should be fairly reasonable.
Of course some people disliked the old lore, as some people like the new lore. People have opinions, and are entitled to them.