I'm unfamiliar the the articles you refer to. If they criticise PRS and the NLPer's abandonded PRS then might we suggest that the NLPers and the authors are in some respects agreeing that PRS is rubbish.
Also I wonder if PRS was abandoned in spirit or in name only.
The criticisms of NLP I've read in Derren Brown's Trick of the Mind describe and incoherrent philosophy based origninally on some true but unoriginal observations and then inflated by a cultish expansion of messy nomleclature and ideas.
Have you read those criticisms?