That line from the Slate article summed it up perfectly for me. I think the situation between Sot and Kim is even comparable to Tara vs. Michelle in 1998, except that Michelle, while skating a programme that wasn't as rousing as Tara's, wasn't nearly half as clinical as Kim. Michelle was also at that time at the height of her artistry, or nearing it, while Kim's artistry has become boring and stale to me.
And death threats against a, what, 16 or 17-year-old? Disgusting. I wouldn't pay any mind to those foaming at the mouth about conspiracy theories and what not, though; I'd bet most are what we call Yunabots (the majority are Korean), who all seem to descend en masse upon us poor regular FS fans when it's been perceived that the goddess or cult figure has been blasphemed even in the slightest. Scary; I'd treat them in the same manner I would any rabid member of a cult.
Also, a good point has been brought up about the +3s for Kim's second lutz in the long - I thought that landing was imperfect the first time I saw it, and yet where's the outrage for that bit of overscoring?