To everyone who thinks that the article is misleading, you're reading it only at the most shallow level.
Quoting from the article:
It was basically exactly like that, only a little more confusing and terrifying. I loved every moment of it.
The article shows how deep DotA is, and, despite all its complexities, that the author loves the game. This article is written in a positive sense, although most of it makes it seem like the game is impossible to pick up.
Also, read other articles on the website. Articles on somethingawful.com clearly need to be taken with multiple grains of salt.