What seems to have changed? And what kind of statement, HAMP? I think you might have some reading comprehension issues.
There are reasonable and good arguments (although I really don't like using that word) to be made in favor of the use of direct-radiating speakers OR, likewise, some sort of surround-specific speakers. Simply saying "lol, well that's just your opinion and I like dipoles" is just not one of them.
And someone's post count is pretty meaningless!
But while we're here, I'll add another "argument" in favor of monopoles. Deciding to use surround-specific speakers limits your choices, considerably. Some manufacturers don't even make surround-specific speakers. And those that do might not even make ones that necessarily match all the speakers in their lineup. There aren't as many surround-specific speaker choices available as there were 10 years ago. Does that mean monopoles must be better? Absolutely not. The reasons this is the case are probably more complicated than that. But it IS still a fact.
And, btw, I have also tried to avoid getting into the dipole vs. bipole vs. omnipole or whatever discussion. I have tried to use the term "surround-specific speaker" to describe any speaker manufactured strictly for use as a surround channel speaker.