He doesn't fully grasp what the seduction community is about, but there is truth in what he says.
For example, the Mystery Method fully deserves to be crapped upon and one can empathize with Merlin even if one doesn't agree with him wholesale.
He's an insightful guy, if you cut him some slack on this topic.
The "community" can handle it, really.
And let's be honest: most guys in the "community" are bumbling fools who don't understand the first thing about real self-improvement—even if there are exceptions.
Anyway, Merlin's thesis remains valid.
It doesn't require tearing down others; he just chose to dismantle his own (somewhat true) concept of the "community" to illustrate what to do better.
That's what we should all be focusing on anyway: how can I do better?
How can you?