Cyanbane just pointed me to this post over at Kotaku, the meat of which is this quote from Blizzard:
I’d like to take some time to speak with all of you regarding our desire to make the Blizzard forums a better place for players to discuss our games. We’ve been constantly monitoring the feedback you’ve given us, as well as internally discussing your concerns about the use of real names on our forums. As a result of those discussions, we’ve decided at this time that real names will not be required for posting on official Blizzard forums.
And I was just really getting warmed up on the subject. There was a conspiracy to be uncovered. I was just about to implicate Eurogamer and Halliburton in the whole thing.
I guess it is back to griping about gear score and dungeon finder groups.