I've seen several of his videos before, and I think he does them well. He's honest, and fun without being over the top.
I didn't like the original run of Telecoustics. They just really sounded thin and crappy. Of course you could do what a friend of mine did to his - swap the neck for a maple one, and put in 3 additional pickups (yes, it has 4 pickups!)
As to the new model - It certainly looks better, and seems to sound better, but I'll agree I can't see spending $2K on it. I'd go for a Godin first.
ETA -> oh, he misidentifies the product in the vid,
Completely different product/guitar...
the new Tele acoustic thing is like an acoustic Variax or something... I kind of don't get the appeal of having an acoustic that uses modeling to emulate an electric as opposed to vice-versa... an electric is more easily playable.
I also have just played my actual regular acoustics through OD boxes when I needed them to sound somewhat like an electric for part of a song or something and that was good enough... and MUCH cheaper.