I noticed that in a link listed on the initial linked page for this thread, Arias makes note of what many here have mentioned: that he's "back pedaling now".
The link ( http://dedpxl.com/crop-or-crap-math-or-moment/
) also has the video where has expresses a view contrary to his current one, the very video ecka mentions earlier in this thread.
In the article, he writes, "Look. Some of the trolls out there are going to think this is a Fuji sponsored message. It isn’t. While Fuji is a client of mine and I have done work for them they sure as hell don’t keep food on my table or a roof over my head on any sort of regular basis. " He continues in the same paragraph to explain his perspective.
It appears that he is aware that he holds a different perspective now and is aware also of what he has stated in the past. He gives reasons for which he holds his current view.
Is it not reasonable to see him merely as someone who has changed his mind about something in light of his self-reported experience, and also to take his word that he is not doing Fuji's bidding?
Just a question I'm left with as I read this thread.