DHH spoke at YC startup school one year and seemed to be on cordial terms with Paul Graham and friends. Have things changed over the years? Should one be skeptical of YC today?
We've both spoken at YC Startup School. We both respect Paul Graham.
You can disagree with someone and still be friendly and have respect. I disagree with DHH on some fundamental stuff, and he disagrees with me. That's also all good.
As far as what YC's model, DHH and I still have the same feelings about investment, incubators, etc as we did before, so nothing has changed there. All-in-all, from what I can tell, I think YC does the best job out of all of them.
I can't speak to the other side, though. I don't know what Paul thinks of us, but that still wouldn't affect my respect for him and what he's built.