Well, I guess I can see where his frustration is coming from. Between 2001 and 2010 gold and silver investments have proved to be a way better strategy than investing with Berkshire Hathaway.
Averaging over 10 years (the source is right here and totally worth your time)
NB: below 10% return over 10 years period not even better than inflation over the same period of time (about 26% according even to ever lying official CPI stats).
I guess Mr. Buffet is right after all – moving your savings into gold and silver isn’t a way to get rich. It is just the way not to get poor by being robber through constant devaluation of paper currencies (i.e. USD).