Rob Sama knows.
Inventors (and the companies that finance and support them) with legitimate patent claims should be up in arms about this stuff. Every time a nonsensical patent is issued it lowers the standing of the office and weakens the pre-litigation force of all other patents.
If nonsense patents are being issued left and right and a general assumption forms that anybody can get a patent for anything and IP rights can only be determined through litigation, then transaction costs and uncertainty will soar and technology companies and the economy as a whole will suffer. At that point the PTO will become a relic and a sad joke. Nobody wants that. It's time for somebody with a clue to take the helm at the PTO.