Yeah, that quote seems to be more about his audience: children vs. television critics: "It was a great part. I loved playing him. I loved connecting with that audience. Because I’ve always acted for adults and then suddenly you’re acting for children, who are far more tasteful; they will not be bullshitted. It’s either good, or it’s bad. They don’t schmooze at after-show parties, with cocktails."
That said, even though Eccleston liked working with Davies before, I'd bet the working environment of Doctor Who
was very different from The Second Coming