Rush for National Hurricane Center to name storms?

An excellent article over at the Houston Chronicle on the NHC’s recent rush to name storms.  http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5337583.html

… a controversy is brewing over decisions of the National Hurricane Center to designate several borderline systems as tropical storms.

Some meteorologists, including former hurricane center director Neil Frank, say as many as six of this year’s 14 […]