Fortunately pour moi I have no ambitions beyond a reasonable grasp of one tradition..... the tradition that this forum is an expression of.
Which is why Than Thanissarro is pretty much MY cup of tea. And why his critique of Romanticism has particular resonance for many who follow the Theravada.
Nowhere does he say that ideas analogous to Romanticism are not found in other Buddhist traditions.
Nowhere does he say that there is no other ideological barrier than Romanticism to an understanding of Buddha Dhamma.
He is saying that Romanaticism does not form a comfortable fit with the Buddha Dhamma of the Pali Canon.
He is addressing a group of people sympatico to the Theravada.
For many of us the Theravada is a conscious choice after exploring other Buddhist traditions, somtimes in depth. We have not somehow slipped into the Theravada for want of knowledge of alternatives.