I pretty much agree with everything in the article, but some of those points are not necessarily bad. For example, I agree with the author in that the platform is geared towards the technically inclined, but that observation is also where the author loses some credibility. Hubitat isn't meant for the average consumer, at least not yet. If it were going after the SmartThings userbase then the author would definately have a point.
The tin foil hat remark, while cute also underscores another area where the author appears to not quite get it. It's not just about privacy or fear of big companies, as the comment seeminly implies, it is a matter of personal preference and overall architecture preferences, and how much you want to work when the cloud or internet fails.
Aside from those areas, I thing the article was pretty accurate.