From the blogs:
"Wow, this is another ambitious Thursday crossword...Nicely done, Gary and Stephen Kennedy!"--Jim Horne, Wordplay.
"Haven't disliked a puzzle this much in a while."--Rex Parker.
From the comments:
"I actually read it the first time thinking Rex was trying some crazy meta experiment to see how many commenters would agree with a clearly incorrect opinion... :)"--Dan, on Rex's Blog.
"The puzzle of the year, so far."--twoberry, on Wordplay.