I was quite amazed by the number of conspiracy theories that were brought up by this post. Some of them in the comments, some of them in private communications.
The reason, the real & only one, that I had so many posts lately about performance is quite simple. I did a lot of that recently, and one aspect of perf testing that I didn’t talk about is that most perf test run takes a long time, that means that I had a lot of free time. Free time for me usually translate into posting time :-)