Just remember that for any project there are people who will write bad articles in an attempt to turn off people from the project.
You say people explained to him, I gather how to do his selling, so it sounds more like an inexperienced person or a attacker claiming they have all those nodes.
It is too easy to claim you have all these nodes you are going to turn off to sound all important and should be listened to.
For every 10 to 100 people who say they have a lot of nodes or whatever there is usually one that actually does have some. I am wondering if this person is just claiming stuff to attract (negative) attention to that project.
It will happen to Safe too