I have to disagree with the analysis, which seems to blame it primarily on Marcus Pierre White for not being Gordon Ramsay. I think it was a complete lack of interesting contestants.
However my 12 year old son just came down and saw the article and said it was "because he didn't get angry enough"; that "Top Chef is for people who like cooking and Hell's Kitchen is for people who like watching people get shouted at. This was neither".
"Chopping Block" Winds Up There