Thank you for quoting the relevant portions of the text in question. I must say that from my experience, nothing he says corresponds to what I see in my experience in Orthodoxy. I'm sure you'll disagree and I don't mean to lump you in with him and go on the attack. So, the rest of this post should just be taken as my thoughts and not "directed" at you for any reason.
Basically, I am one of those "wackos" who has a beard (although it is trimmed) and wears a prayer rope (a small one with no cross). I pray a certain amount every day and read a certain amount. I say my Jesus prayer frequently and I'm a happy camper.
I do believe there is an Orthodox way of life and it's something that I see lived in parishes in our jurisdiction and in ROCOR type parishes. Of course there are unhealthy outgrowths but there are in my opinion unhealthy outgrowths in the other direction, too. When the article talked about "Roman Catholic ways of approaching sex" and talked about it actually being beneficial that there were rules and regulations about everything and it was clearly defined, I found myself thinking, "NO! NO! NO!" The Roman Catholic "holy sex" "theology of the body" stuff is so cheesy to me personally. Sex is sex--I have a healthy relationship with my wife but I don't find anything remarkably "holy" about it just like I enjoy sharing a meal with her or with my friends but I don't find that spiritual even though it is emotionally connective. I don't know, I just never found any of that stuff personally fulfilling.
Protestantism is full of ways of approaching life, all of them wrong in my opinion, and so I am just surprised that anyone would want Orthodoxy to try and develop some kind of restricting world view and automatic response to all life's problems. To me, this world is basically fallen, it has some good in it, we are supposed to pray, fast, be charitable, go to Church, and be kind to those around us and things are transformed one person at a time. I don't see how anything else could beat that.
I've been Protestant and I've been Catholic, I've tried the whole "world view thing" the whole "making life Catholic" thing, even the whole Chestertonian pipe and a cocktail version of Christianity and none of it worked for me. Orthodoxy has literally changed my life, one day at a time, by doing a few prayers and trying as best as possible to fast. None of that extra fluffy "lay culture" Catholicism or Protestantism ever had the effect on me that simply, traditional Orthodoxy has had. I worry when I see attempts to "create" the Orthodox equivalent of these things--I've seen it tried and fail several times (for instance at New Skete, at SVS, etc). It just seems to take the emphasis away from God's work of purification, illumination, and deification in our lives and try to replace it with a humanism in religious trappings.
If I've been obtuse, offensive, or overbearing to anyone, please point it out to me. I'm just trying to sort out my thoughts on an issue I've thought a lot about inside but never really expressed outside, and I'm not always good at that.