Hmm. Sorry, but I found that a little more aggravating than entertaining. As pointed out above me, its a little biased and in fact, unless it was supposed to be sarcy or I've missed the point of the article, I've got to say I disagree with a lot of whats in there. Its just an angry rant against a whole genre, largely because you seem to dislike the direction of one trailer.
I think some of the points you raise are extremely questionable and could do with more debate or focus. For instance the 'lady-boy' issue - you highlight Final Fantasy, but maybe you should go all the way and name drop for the sake of clarity. There are loads of 'manly' characters in that series (off the top of my head, Cid in VII - he beats his wife and smokes as a victory celebration, or Balthier in XII). What do you want, Halo the RPG? Be less vague.
Also, I acknowledge you don't necessarily have the space for the turn based issue - you could write a dissertation on it if you so wished - but there are some points you could bring up for balance. Take Kingdom Hearts - its a Final Fantasy spin-off RPG actually co-starring FF characters - it actually does
use modernised more or less real-time combat, surely it counts as a Squeenix attempt to bring RPGs forward? Ditto Star Ocean 3.
The quality of the writing is alright, I have actually read worse in magazines and papers. In fact it is a relatively amusing article so thats something else I did like. By the way I don't mean to sound like I'm having a go, I just felt a couple of things could have been explored a bit better. For the record I haven't written an article and have no intention of doing so, so ignore my opinion if you wish (I'm aware its anonymous and you can't really respond), but all the same those are my two cents.
And Pilch - try one, you never know you might like it.