The Lazy Sicilian is a book I reviewed some time ago, and with which I wasn't particularly enamored (see here and here). GM Jacob Aagaard and FM Nikolaos Ntirlis address the book (and a tiny bit of my review) as well in this vlog, with even less affection - though they are rightly charitable towards both the publisher and the author in a general way.
My suspicion is that Aagaard gets it right in a passing comment, when he says something to the effect that the project was probably done in the wrong way: it was accepted first, and the analysis was done later, whereas they needed to check to make sure the variation was viable first before approving the book project.
Anyway, the vlog is interesting, as is the reaction in the comments section (which, like one moment in the vlog, isn't G-rated). Do you think that Aagaard was too harsh on Giddins and New in Chess, as opposed to the book itself?