If in a couple years, every brewery makes a subpar sour and every bar carries 3 sours for every one of another style then yes he'd complain. I appreciate IPAs but it's nice to be able to have a beer that you can taste things after. Too many breweries seem to try to get the color close and coat your mouth with hops. A well made IPA is one thing, but unfortunately too many people seem to think IPAs are craft beer.
Well, many craft breweries do make IPAs, so I wouldn't say that aren't a craft beer... but you mean that craft beer=IPA? Yeah, I can see how people might think that way given their popularity and how many are out there. I actually found that I had gotten away from overly hoppy beers last year, but recently found my way back to them... possibly because I've started homebrewing this year and just by buying different hop varieties it's made me curious about making hoppy beers myself.
I have yet to try a sour and am hesitant to blow the cash on what people consider the better examples, simply because I'd hate to drop $20-30 on a bomber and find out I don't like them. Plus, I don't know if I really want to fall in love with a beer style that's so expensive!