I found him so bland when he began working for Gawker, but then Neetzanbot came online, and I realized I didn't know the true meaning of bland.
Berman's got a knack for digging up off-the-wall crime stories, and I find the evening articles at Gawker more interesting now that it's his beat. He's also always game to interact with commenters.
His writing still isn't of the dazzle-you variety, but overall, he's solid. Plus, didn't he once come to Clashtalk because we were razzing him? Ballsy.
Max Rivlin-Nader, on the other hand, needs to fucking GO. How did someone with such a piss poor grasp of the basic mechanics of writing ever get a job as a blogger? I'm not even sure he's qualified to jot down phone messages.