Why is there so much hatred towards this guy? Well, I think the Devil hates him because Osteen's got a secret about victory that if embraced can turn a useless Christian into a powerful force of faith for God and against darkness. If he can't keep you from accepting Jesus, Satan's next step is to make you a weak, joyless, useless believer who won't bother his plans or his kingdom of darkness.
I think there is great truth in your assertions.
You sound like one can’t make it to Heaven without Joel. I don’t need someone to tell me what’s in the Bible. I can read. And I wonder about T.V. evangelism. I think if Jesus wanted it on T.V. He’d start up KGOD on Mt. Ararat.