I think if the skeptics just took a breath, they would realize the FH has single handedly renewed interest in the Art of beekeeping and the industry itself. Most importantly brought young fresh folk in who many in time will develop a passion for the art.
Thats a good thing. Good for the industry, our surroundings and bees, i hope. Any new product should be questioned as to whether its good. Yes im sure some were lured by the 'easy extraction method' freely advertised.
id also add that i believe most will learn to appreciate and manage bees as any other beek would, with respect for the bee.
in the end we all play our bit part in the bigger picture, ensuring and assisting in the survival of the bees, does it really matter how e do it, no as long as we all contribute and perhaps try to accept the some would like to do it in a slightly different way (even tho its mostly the same, lol)
time to eat, ciao