That article starts out with:
"Over the past year or so, HTC devices have become notoriously more difficult to root/mod/S-Off than the devices of yesteryear. When one series of devices gets cracked, the next generation released by HTC has historically been drastically more difficult to crack."
Despite this reality, people are actually praising HTC as being a dev friendly company.
That first paragraph says it all though. I fully expect this Evo LTE to be even harder to crack than the Evo 3D was. And as long as HTC has a following of people pledging to buy it anyway, praising them as bring dev friendly, arguing with anyone who disagrees, and even trying to silence anyone who disagrees, then why would they ever change their ways?