Eh, most of the stuff you said is right, and I didn’t argue that. I only addressed the first point, about mixing (he didn’t use a blender, either, the dummy!). I don’t find it to mix that well without a blender or giving your arms a major workout; I always get clumps (both suspended and esp. sticking to the sides). And the powder itself is sticky, which makes it a pain. Just yesterday I picked up my latest shipment on the way to work. Mixing it in a bottle there ended up with a lot of powder spillage at first, then it just got stuck in a funnel I made, then it just became clumpy glue in the bottle… it was an ordeal. haha Admittedly, I wasn’t prepared for that yesterday, but it goes to show that it takes a learning curve + preparation + the right tools + time working at it. None of which one needs to pick up a phone and order pizza.
That’s all. It’s really a small thing, IMHO. NOt a big deal at all. But for some (and I’d argue, for a very large minority, at least) it would feel to be a bigger deal, much like the guy in the OP’s article. (personally I think folks like that are a bit too lazy)
tl;dr The article’s author is 95% wrong, but the 5% shouldn’t be written off by the Soylent team.