whatever ven. Nanamoli's opinion of the text may be, it really says nothing to the worth of the text unless of course ven. Nanamoli is the standard to which you apply all your own ideas.
i do find the quote interesting though, but all it really shows me is ven. Nanamoli's sense of self discipline and determination, wow i admire that. i couldn't even finish reading the book (i'll get back to it some day..i have it in thai too, ), its a massive text and quite an undertaking, kudos to him.
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ
the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat