Does CrossFit Live Up to the Hype?
It's a meh article, really. They only went to one CrossFit facility as far as I can tell. But the main thing I have a problem with is the suggestion to try the workouts on your own.
No, you probably shouldn't do that.
Even CF gyms with bad instructors at least HAVE instructors that will give you the basic idea of how a movement should be done. For instance, learning a snatch from some article is just not going to get you anywhere but will get you some jacked up shoulders.