In the meantime, here's a better reply than any I offered at the time to certain criticisms offered elsewhere.
Don’t we all know that the correct answer to “I don’t find ____ rewarding” is “Then don’t do it! Do something else!”
Some people read St. Thomas as spiritual reading. Some people find Von Balthasaar irritating, not uplifting. Some people feel closer to God when polishing syllogisms. Some people actually- gasp- like reading both St. Thomas … Where’s the problem?
Human beings can’t exhaust anything by one mode of considering it.