I think Ed cares about how all this might affect his career.
However, I think he cares little, if any at all, about how any of us or any people writing on any message boards think of him.
How can I say that? In one of her interviews, Jillian mentioned that she read not only the comments on her blog but also most of the other things that were out there. She commented that Ed told her she ought to forget about reading all of the stuff that was out there.
This is a man who has walked his own path regardless of what others may think for 30 years. He is not suddenly going to become concerned with what he would most surely conceive as negative, critical thoughts from anonymous bloggers.
It may make us feel better to express our feelings, but personally I think it is going to have zero impact upon him.