Yes, it is. Just made the point because a lot of people seem to feel that Ann Fleming had a say in continuations, when she didn't. I don't think her badmouthing made any impact on CS' sales: it just isn't an exciting book, ultimately. But I've discussed that elsewhere. It could well be that they wanted to avoid her badmouthing the series. She hated Amis' effort, so Christ alone knows what she would have made of Gardner.
Although I haven't read your review, the "isn't an exciting book" is something I can definitely agree with. I thought it dragged. To me, it was one of those books that reading 20 pages feels like 2 hours. Not to say the book didn't have some good stuff in it, it did, but it was - as you said - not exciting.
I'll have to read your review.
It's not really a review, but we discussed it in some detail here: