Another way to read this is that Chen was not able to be hoodwinked like the rest of us.!! He wasn't willing to be used as a shill, using his reputation and hard earned funds to enrich this "group" of bandits.
It looks like your view has changed 180 degrees. When the merger was originally announced you were very supportive re products and sales channels. I agree with your first statement - do you think they'll need a walker? LOL All imo.