A solid post from Bat in the Attic…
I think everybody needs reminded of this aspect of the OSR. That in the end it the OSR is not about one vision, not even about Gary Gygax’s and Dave Arneson’s vision. It about the freedom to take the pieces that existed at the beginning of our hobby and assemble them into the form that YOU judge best not what some what publisher or author says is best. And it is perfectly fine that you wind up agreeing with what a particular author says like Gygax, Arneson, Mentzer, Gonnerman , Proctor, Finch, Raggi , etc.
The whole thing is worth a read.
While the focus is on “OSR as D&D” I would, of course, suggest that many of the thoughts can be applied to playing Classic Traveller as well.