G-d forbid that shlichus is a pet peeve of mine. Most do incredible work and deserve all the respect in the world.
It's the system that makes 2 classes of chabad chassidim that I have a pet peeve with.
And I thought it was quite clear what I was referring to , not the act of kiruv but what you refer to as the system.
The author clarified in comment 16 what he meant by addiction.
If you disagree please present logical arguments as to why you disagree without the need for hyperbole.
Him backtracking and watering down the usage of addiction clarifies it.
I believe that the definition of addiction refers to an overwhelming physical craving for something e.g. drugs , gambling , internet ,even shopping . Which even when you want to stop you just cant . Its something that destroys people and families. Does the author really think that every morning Chabadnikim around the world wake up and say today I will break free , yet neurologically they are propelled toward another day of turning the pages of who knows what ? I highly doubt it. It sounds like a serious issue of peer pressure , bad planning , misguided advice . Similar to the Litvishe worlds Kollel issue and the Chasidisher worlds job training issue . ( Sorry MO not familier with your world) Very important communal problems, and if not addressed can and has caused many problems. Yet no one thinks that one is addicted to Flaums delivery truck driving or B &H or addicted to "officially"staying in learning.
While in conversation ,when used liberally, it might pass muster . When you are trying to write about something you perceive to be a serious communal issue , using hyperbole like addiction doesnt strengthen your message but weakens it. When he quoted Dr Twerski he tried doing that , nonwithstanding him whitewashing it later on.