I chuckled at this:
"Automated testing is the warmest blanket for an OCD person that you could possibly wrap yourself in"
I don't necessarily agree with this, but I do believe that one should always have a good healthy balance in life! My stance is that testing code is one of many disciplines to help you reflect on the work that you've done. As well as the obvious benefit of helping you out when you break stuff later!
My favourite comment: "whoa, your hair! obviously i have nothing productive to say about automated testing. ps. nice shirt!"