Great article Isaiah!
Yes, Cardano might be slightly superior in some technical aspects but the network effects and the first mover advantage topple that.
Is it possible to make a better Google, Facebook or Apple? Sure. Would those succeed ? Not a chance.
Hoskinson is always bad mouthing bitcoin and ether and that's not very elegant. He's full of promises but has never really delivered, so far everything is hype.
If Cardano was the first and only coin, it will succeed for sure but it's not, so he will have to fight for the leftovers.