Well, either that is surely a matter of opinion And it begs the question "renegade" regarding what? A specific branch of a specific tradition, a tradition, a culture, a school, ...PeterB wrote: He has gone from class clown ( which was tedious enough ) to renegade.
And no, I haven't noticed any disregard of AB for vipassana, pali canon etc. at all, but then I have little interest in scholastic arguments.
But either way, free world and ample teachers about etc. => I trust there is someone suitable for everyone.
If AB does't appeal to a person (me, for ex., I am not the biggest fan of his dhamma talks but I find his meditations teachings helpful as well as his overall positive and compassionate attitude), just give it a miss and go elsewhere that one can find something more suitable to your practice. Seems most straight forward to me.
What I don't get is the venom in his direction, tbh.
No one has to listen to AB, really. So why waste one's time on it if one doesn't find him help- or useful?
And no, it is not a rhethorical question, I really don't get it.