Dave damns Six Apart with faint praise

Dave often complains when people praise Six Apart products that Userland offered whatever feature in discussion years ago. Maybe that’s not the point? Or maybe people are just jealous because he’s rich and influential?
(He also likes to use Manila sometimes as his counterexample against Movable Type when people make comparisons, but Manila is not simply a CMS.)
I’m not sure what he means (hmm, Radio’s autopost didn’t pick up the permalink… oh well), when he writes

Hosting is a tricky business, as we found out, there are ISPs who now host MT sites that must somehow be included in their plans, yet there seems to be no mention of them in the FAQ. [Scripting News]

Since TypePad isn’t MT, why must ISPs who now host MT sites be included in plans for TypePad? I’m missing something.
But, hey, that weblog search thing looks cool. Does it depend on Manila (the power behind Dave’s weblog) or will it work with Radio Community Servers like blogs.salon.com? Will we ever be able to search the comment hosted there? I was looking for a very kind comment Tom Coates of plasticbag.org posted once, to cull out as a little testimonial (something like “very useful” but better), but I couldn’t find it via Google and got tired of hunting randomly through my old comments looking for it.