I find this review a bit confusing. I'm not sure why the tent is compared to the BD First Light. The BD First Light uses waterproof, breathable material (Epic). This is an apples/oranges comparison. You may as well compare this tent to a double walled shelter.
Since condensation seemed to be the biggest issue, a better comparison would be with the latest Contrail. It isn't clear what steps were taken to minimize condensation. Did the author open the doors fully? Did he open the screen netting? If so, how did he deal with drafts and bugs? How did the efforts to minimize condensation (as just suggested) compare with the Contrail? If the author wrote something like "unlike the Contrail, when I opened the door to get better ventilation, the wind blew right on my face" or "unlike the Contrail, I couldn't get enough venting without opening the screen door" then I would find this review more helpful.
It also isn't clear to me, from the picture, how much room exists above the head, when the backpacker lies down. This too could add to condensation (breathing contributes quite a bit of condensation, so if the walls are close to the head, your may get a lot).
One more thing: It seems like most reviews that talk about storm worthiness just speculate. I can understand this, as who knows when a storm will occur. However, I can easily see how this can be tested (assuming you don't mind hurting your tent). Place a board on the top part of the bed of a pickup truck. Put the tent on top. Drive down a remote highway (with someone else behind a ways, with their hazards on) and see what happens. If a tent can withstand 40 MPH winds, it is pretty good (in my opinion). You could even put the tent on a rotating platter, thus mimicking swirling winds. If you are afraid of the state patrol, there are probably some closed tracks (for amateur racing) that could possibly be rented.