No one is claiming that Dug hasn't put forth a lot of effort.
Actually that's not true - a number have downplayed the effort he's put in to build that boat. They go quiet when asked how they know what's actually involved though, because they haven't actually built anything even close to as large/complex personally.
My boat is 1/2 the LOA and probably 1/10 the tonnage of Doug's BSO. And I KNOW what it took to build it.
I think his end result sucks and I think that he, personally, is the sort of know-it-all personality I go out of my way to avoid. But - I admire his work ethic and ability to stay on task.