No, it is not bizarre. What seemed bizarre (and frankly still does) is for someone who has never posted before of any kind, to post a fairly long missive, with talking points straight from the ASA playbook, and giving advice on keeping the bar as low as possible for as long as possible, instead of stepping up and raising the bar.
Additionally, virtually every program out there is 27-30 months as is. I believe there are only 2 programs in the country that are still 24 months. Getting the DNP or equivalent now, really does not add a full year, more like 6-8 months. Additionally, it is going to cost money either way, whether you take it now, or take it later, and the cost of that tuition is not going to get cheaper, so why wait?
Finally, there are tons of jobs out there, already, that are doctorate required. ALREADY!! Yes, if someone ducks into one of the final MSN classes they will have the opportunity to graduate and be a CRNA, but their choices and options after that are already being reduced. If it was me, I would rather assure myself that every door was open. All APNs are going to doctoral entry level, and must be that by 2025. That is an AACN mandate, not one from the COA.