I completely disagree with cheating in any kind of competitive environment, the article was only talking about casual play. I assumed these bots would be easily detected and banned in high level tournament play?
Also a very, very large number of the league community disagrees with you on the timer issue. It's not a debate worth getting into, but that's kinda my point. Plenty of gameplay is relative, and people get very absolute about how games "should" be played.