I posted it on linkedin, so adding it here for stoking a discussion. On the contrary to the age-group analogy of bioinformatics being at its adulthood or beyond, I feel bioinformatics is currently in its prime. If there were just 30% researchers thinking about bioinformatics 5 years ago, now its more than 75%, at least in my experience. Bioinformatics is the fastest growing group in so many discussions I have had with various institutes, especially due to the next-gen sequencing influx.
I agree that it reads as an editorial and it probably should be labelled as one, especially as the author is an editor of the journal itself:
"... is an Associate Editor for PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS ONE, and BioSystems, has been an Associate Editor for Bioinformatics, and an editorial board member of a number of journals and the Faculty of 1000. He is a founding officer of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), the Mikrobiokosmos initiative (Greece), and the Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (HSCBB)"