I think the use of clone bricks in the story adds some character. For all our complaints about Megabloks, they have started making a fairly decent series with the Dragon line. They may not fit as well together and the plastic might be cheaper, but the set and part design have some definite visual qualities lacking in TLC's designs over the last few years. Besides, not everyone is rich annd can afford to be exclusive about their brick buying. Megabloks is certainly a cost effective alternative. So back off on the bashing unless you want to drop the coin to help him become a purist.
After a long absence, I have returned. I can't wait to start building again.