Yeah any program that's popular is going to have a cult following. I don't think it's such a bad thing other than some fanboys parroting everything Jim writes without understanding or consideration for context.
It's like that guitarist from U2 vs Stevie Ray Vaughan. Both have cult followings. One is a noob hack making background noises with an ebow and phase shifter and most of his fanboys are noobs who delude themselves into thinking that's playing with "feeling" despite him having the technical skill and musicianship of a stoned monkey, the other is a "musician's musician".
My point is I fucking hate U2.