Musk has always had two sides to him in my eyes.
The Musk doing work in private to keep two hugely R&D intensive companies (that traditionally bleed money hand over fist) solvent by procuring government contracts and subsidies and making some seriously cool stuff out of it.
And then the Musk in public. The Musk that trashes good ideas because it gets him attention. The Musk that’s happy with being a total media whore; hyping up stupid unworkable ideas from other people while claiming credit for them, that somehow people end up praising him for. And he’s dug up some really stupid ideas.
Hyperloop, low price hyperloop, low price BFR city to city rocket travel, cheap mars colony, manned mission to Europa ‘because radiation isn’t a big deal’, etc.
I respect the former while despising the latter.