@SteelTalon I've watched a few of his replays and I think I'm starting to develop a similar obsession. I just watched an Open Palms that went for 1hr 40 before Derek conceded because he was tired. It was so strange to watch.
He's really very good at what he does. To start with I thought that it was almost a script he was running, there's such a planned and consistent approach to it. But he deals with threats quickly and efficiently, and in ways that suggests he's never read any theory of how to play FA, he just understands it incredibly well on his own terms. He's got this laser focus towards things that can hit hard from far away and he's very, very good at using them. At one point on the 1:40 Open Palms he deals with some mobile T3 arty shelling his shields by making a factory and spamming Lobos out of it. And it worked perfectly!
Have you got replays where he loses? I'd love to see a properly high-level player against him just to see if he can force them into his playstyle, but any replay of him losing would be interesting.