I guess I have to agree with you on this one, before I even found TRP I did my own sort of "monk mode" only to re-enter the scene 4-5 months later with no extra game. It seems like an attractive excuse to avoid being who you should be in the present.
I’m reading it right now and enjoying it. I agree that he isn’t up to date on the modern dating scene, but his other ideas I find insightful. The red pill is primarily a dating thing, so that’s why a lot of people here are against his ideas.