Yes he is right about the commentators going on about 'lifestyle' things, although there was an incident in Gibraltar involving several players which wasn't mentioned.
But commentators can more reliably talk about technique, eye issues, pressure staying on tour, possibly young family. They must be aware that anything negative will be taken to extremes on social media, which is hurtful to a young player.
Having said that, talking about him as top-16 potential is surely way too premature.
I first saw him live in the 2017 World Championship qualifier playing brilliantly with: a 140 break, 8-4 lead. But then he ended up losing 10-8 to the 17-year old Yan Bingtao, en route to his Crucible debut. I'm sorry but I just cannot see how pundits can give lavish praise to the likes of Sam Craigie (by watching 3 frames) and yet continually trash Yan Bingtao.
Sometimes I think commentators just say things for the sake of a headline.
Sometimes I think they are preparing to abandon snooker when Ronnie retires. They don't seem to promote the young players at all...