You cannot kick back hard feelings over things said
publically in anger. While that post certainly did
represent at least one person's opinion (and probably
a few more opinions as well) it cannot be said to be a
majority attitude. (At least not when stated that way.)
Take a look in Worst Nodes for proof.
As for things getting better/worse. Well my personal
impression is better. At least the little
piece of the puzzle that I see has improved. Of course
I cannot speak for others, but it would appear that
people are finding that they can talk about and resolve
their issues. If being married for over a decade has
taught me anything it is that as long as channels of
communication remain open, you are in pretty good shape.
(-: The other thing I have learned is how important it is
to work on keeping those channels open and in use! :-)
This is, of course, only my personal impression. And, of
course, I am not claiming that things are perfect. But
I don't think you should be overly concerned at this point.