I like how we get an entire thread devoted to bashing GeoHot, and yet, whenever anyone "flames" math or paints his picture in a negative light, our comments are collapsed and we're banned or warned for "attacking the devs". Point is, despite the fact that I hate people with Holier-than-thou attitudes (yes, this includes GeoHot, Math, George Strait, Kanye West, etc.) those people possess an incredible amount of knowledge on something I know next-to-nothing about in comparison. I never attempt to argue with someone on a subject which I know they'd best me at, and in this case, I would never try to undermine the technical abilities of a man who clearly is superior to me in that way. I likely know more about cars than this guy ever will, but beyond that, I'll always give him credit for what he's done, no matter how great (or small), others may make that out to seem.
tl;dr - GeoHot might be a bad guy, but he's given us a lot in the past. I don't think he's that big of an *******.