Haha, I don't often read those comments, too much crazy talk. What was the gist?
Sorry to be slow replying here, the last rites of the tournament in India were all-consuming. It's been a pleasure to see the article laid out so nicely, and see that people have got something out of it.
So thanks to everyone for the comments, not a code-war fight to be seen. And for the kind thoughts: with this sort of thing the first reflex is always that talking about it makes you a whinger, so you should keep quiet. It's hard to fight that idea.
And thanks to Paddy for the editing and presentation.
Thanks to everyone for leaving those kind comments. I'm still sorting through all my responses to Christchurch, but it was a helpful start to write this down. Glad to hear that it communicated something.