Has everyone in the blogosphere gone stark raving nuts? Maybe it's the August heat. Perhaps it's because The Manolo is on hiatus (his shoes and his wit calm the nerves of the Baldilocks; perhaps it does that for others).
I just know that the there's a lot of screaming-banshee vintage vitriol out there right now; more than usual. Perhaps there's a more cynical answer: the vitriol is good for links and hits.
Can't argue with that.