I fail to see how this blames, or bashes, steam. Nowhere does the article say this is the fault of steam, or unique to steam.
Some people here just see what they want. They decide they hate some form of media, with one type they hate video game reporters, then just imagine things to hate them for. It's just odd to think this is using steam as a reason, rather than just a source of information and the primary place pc games are purchased.