I agree with your point. Nobody hates anybody. But I think the frustration towards Daniel might have come because his 30 minute conclusion video lacked concision. I personally wasn't following his weekly updates, so I think a more concise final video would have been more effective. No hate though Daniel, thanks for coming back.
Anyway, although Healing9000's use of the word 'rip' does sound really violent, I don't believe that's what he was getting at.
I think he simply meant to get rid of the crusts initially through whatever your regular method is. Then, when your lips are raw, start applying aquaphor RELIGIOUSLY, always keeping your lips covered in the stuff. Exfoliating any build up off whenever you see it necessary. I exfoliate twice a day with a toothbrush, morning and evening, even though I have basically no build up. I do it just to be sure there is none.
That's pretty much the same thing you said seemed 'plausible'. I've been doing it too, and I'm seeing really good results so far.