I've commented on the mood thing before over there, and I agree.He seems to struggle with the panther grading system. To me it appears mood related at times.
Overall, it's become clear to me that measurements do matter, as his ears seem to agree with the measurements about 70% of the time, but they don't matter to the degree that the Revel guys were trying to make us believe in the "What the science shows thread". You had Revel guys over there saying "measurements can predict listener preference with 99% accuracy once bass is accounted for(ie using subwoofers), and that's just not true. ASR, if anything has moved me much more towards the subjective camp. I was fully onboard the measurements are all you need train after reading that thread(and Floyd's book), and I even bought my Revel M105s because of it. Recently, I purchased a pair of Genelec 8030c. They measure almost identically to the Revel's, yet they sound noticeably better(to my ears), so there's definitely more to it than measurements. Actually, I don't think the problem is with the measurements, but rather our ability to interpret small differences in them. Also, there's the matter of individual preference. As Floyd has said many times, measurements can predict what the majority will prefer with great accuracy, but accounting for individual preferences is near impossible.