In some cases it does seem to be but others may have different results.
Its only his falt after he used hacked firmware not while he was using stock firmware intended for his drive. Only reason he tried hacked firmware was because stock was not getting it done.
Read again it was stock and as he said after you upgrade to new stock firmware liteon does not allow you to revert back to older frimware. So you have to hack the old firmware in order to flash back to it.
The problem here is using stock firmware. Users are not getting the results they should be, so then they are trying other unofficial firmwares.
The solution here is what mostly none here follow if its not broken don’t fix it. So if your drive is burning fine there should be no need to upgrade the firmware.
If liteon would make there firmware better, users having real issues would not be venturing for better firmware of some sort.