Hanselman had been blogging for a long time before MS picked him up. From having read a lot of his stuff, he's pretty level. He commented a ways back when he was picked up by MS, and talked about how he had "the talk" with MS about his opinions and how he didn't want interference there, etc. etc.
But it was a good article. Makes W8 sound pretty decent. But, I still find no compelling reason to upgrade, other perhaps than to develop for W8.