Perhaps you do. "bit less repetitive" you could be skipping post.<quoted text>Perhaps we are fully aware of who we are talking to, but are pleased to see the new persona being a bit less repetitive and far more likable than the old version of himself.
I am all for turning the other cheek and allowing for a new version of the man to appear.
Perhaps he recognizes the box he has put himself into and sees no other way to get out. I can let the deception slide.
Good luck with the troll.