From reading a 69 paged thread and on the same issue on another Forum (and websites), and by the 6th page, and a quick glance its last page, it was nothing but a clash of egos, ad hominems, active demonisation of both sides, heavy political mud slinging and very little on its actual historical/factual/doctrinal presentation and refutation. I then decided, it's more meritorious to recite Amitabha Buddha than to go on reading about it.
But then again, what do I know?
Funny thing about the whole thing...at least in my country, some have not even heard of it or even if they did, it was received with silence or indifference. So it seems that all that hot air on the issue was more remote to certain parts of the world and online. I only had one lady who gave me a certain suspicious face when I asked her if she had heard about the issue and how wonderful her face was from a scowl to a smile when I mentioned that I belonged to the Chinese Pure Land Tradition
My experience of visiting one of their centres was quite uneventful. I was expecting the imagery of them doing all the 'hate' stuff mentioned by NKT detractors, but lo and behold, they were doing the 35 Buddhas Confession, had a pic of HHDL and of course Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, and a courteous lady greeted and showed us around after their service. Compared to another 'Buddhist cult' that I had visited, they made it clear that questions were not to be entertained nor were they in the habit of welcoming 'visitors'. So in comparison to that group, the NKT visit was far more pleasant.
I am of the opinion that, if we can treat other systems of faith with the common courtesy and respect, why not the NKT? I don't recall the Buddha calling on His Disciples to go and cause harmful activism and breaching social codes just to stamp out people different from their system of belief other than active refutation of their systems in various teachings and Dharma Assemblies. Even with 'troublemakers' within, the Buddha's advice was to treat such with Noble Silence and for those who are Monastic, when found trespassing the Vinaya which entailed expulsion, they are asked to leave.
Again, what do I know? Just my little thought here