Although I disagree with Bill's assessment of The Artist as profoundly as you, I doubt he's a troll. Instead, I think he is so hung up on gee whiz special effects and earth shaking audio that he categorically dismisses The Artist and refuses even to even see it. If we are wrong and he has seen it he can tell us so.
Misguided though we may think Bill's opinion of The Artist is, it's not the first time we have seen such things here. The big problem with Bill's point of view is that, while it may reflect the attitudes of teenaged kids, it is antithetical to the sensibilities of most if not all the many movie nerds who post here.