Yeah, Ghost Babel was pretty good, actually. And Metal Gear 2 is a fantastic game even today. MG1 doesn't really need to be played; reading the MG1 recap in the MGS1 Special section explains the game's plot better than actually playing it, but MG2 is just as good as MGS1 considering the hardware it was on.
Just because you disagree with it doesn't mean it's the worst post.
My reasoning for it: They aren't going to introduce elements that were in 1 and 2 like Ocelot and his hand being missing which is a major plot point if you play 3 first, so chronological order works. Now if you want to do it Tarantino style, play the very beginning of 4 and then start from 3.