(TB: Since posting this, I've changed the last word of the title from 'gold' to 'it' and changed a couple other places to tone things down slightly. I'm sorry I was too flippant the first time around.)
Keeping a stiff upper lip, the guys at Pyro announced the release of the MacArthur Study Bible notes joined to the text of the neutered NIV2011. Triumphantly they tell us Zondervan is going to let them keep their notes just as they are. The Words of God are gone--deleted, that is--but the words of man are intact. Chalk one up for man...
Listen brothers, you needn't have "discussed" this for "a year." Two minutes should have been sufficient unless there was influence and sales and money involved.
Aaargh! So many friends would stay friendly if only I were ignorant of the hordes of filthy lucre that drives Christian publishing. No one's above it. And if you think it matters that John MacArthur himself doesn't collect all the royalties, you don't understand how the system works.