That kind of bandwagon hating is frustrating. I'm tempted to send you my NPD just to quell your anger but I know it's not the same as putting the money down towards a flipper that has never arrived.
If anything, your story should serve to steer potential buyers and "fans" away. IMO, there is such a glut of options in the custom/mid-tech knife world that this sort of behavior cannot be tolerated for very long.
To think that I actually considered putting in a request for one of his flippers before I ordered my first fixed blade from him...