Did it change to NSCyclists.com?
Just because I've never owned a luggage or kiddie hauler bike, or "fixie" or "townie" or whatever you call it; doesn't invalidate my perspective on mountain bike geometry. I think it comes down to preference, period. Your "I'm a cyclist" thing comes off poorly IMO.
It's too bad you didn't just write a series of opinion pieces about riders who don't get on with modern mountain bike geometry instead of trying to hide your retro geo thesis in a specific bike/product review. Banshee isn't wrong for building a bike right in the bell curve of what the majority of their target market is looking for. Your not wrong for not liking it. But what's the deal with picking on the little guy for doing what most people want and what most other companies are doing?
I guarantee there are riders out there who think Banshee isn't progressive enough. Which is fine because there are bikes out there with geometry for them, just like there are bikes out there with geometry for you. :)