I agree with Linus
If you take a moment to look, the styles he is complaining about *are* plain crappy. If you must use asterisks throughout your comment, at least align them. That's kind of the whole point.
May sound petty, but to professionals, basic code tidyness and consistency should go without saying. If my team was submitting sub-par code like this and expecting me to deal with it all the time I would soon be on a short wick too.