What's a security rock star? Someone we look to as an expert in the field and whose analysis and advice we can presumably trust. But as in all fields, it seems that fame and success cause some folks to become too full or themselves or to sit back and rest on their laurels or causes their mission to shift from bringing the best security information to readers and be replaced with the goal of oversensationalizing every story in order to collect more hits on their published pieces.
I found this a very interesting read and it made me stop and think about which of the long-time security leaders (as well as the "rock stars" in other areas of IT) I still respect and which ones seem to have sold out or burned out. I have my own opinions but this isn't the time and place for them; the point is to make you think about it and come to your own conclusions.