I almost look at it like, 50 most influential, many new homebrewers I've met are all about making some hop bombs or drinkable tar. I don't meet many newbies who say, man, I'd really like to be able to make a great dortmunder export.
So from a home brewing perspective, I take this list as more of a influential perspective. It is amazing how popular the double/imperial ipa style is, alchemist survives alone on just the production of HT. the Pliny, to me, is probably the most influential style to the general homebrew population, largely in part by it a) it's delicious, b) vinny was so generous in giving the ground work for a style that was just picking up steam across the country, c) the legend that it carries which someone on here was pointing out.
Just my take without being negative on the list, I also had some ill feelings at first towards the list as well.