I agree fully with some of Linus’ points. I don’t care much for Subversion either. I also like the idea of distributed revision control. However, I haven’t been able to get into git. Just looking at the tutorials reminds me too much of GNU Arch/tla. I prefer mercurial and bazaar myself.
But to call all Subversion users “stupid and ugly”? Sure it was (partially) a joke, but still. After all, we are talking about somebody who has stated that Theo de Raadt is “difficult”. It’s a bit interesting, Linus and Theo are both good programmers, both are opionated. One of them is worshipped and the other one hated. Oh, well..