And the communication style that is most annoying to you or I or anyone else is obviously a matter of personal taste. I don't mean to imply that any one style is universally more annoying than another.
And as to the bolded part, what can I say...I agree. Yay for Berens.
Edit: Although wait...I'm not specifically familiar with Berens. Is that the TJ = directing, NF = informing, and FJ and TP somewhere in the middle business that's already been brought up in this thread?